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popgun pete 01-12-2020 05:47 PM

Bluefin Tuna worth a million plus!
 
Here is a Japanese guy who spends up big on Bluefin Tuna for his restaurant chain.
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...cli/index.html

Probably a bit of a publicity stunt, but big Tuna are going to be pursued even more now given the prospect of bags of money for those who can land them in prime condition.
https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/q_...shi-market.jpg

Marcus 01-12-2020 08:46 PM

Re: Bluefin Tuna worth a million plus!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by popgun pete (Post 2194542)
Here is a Japanese guy who spends up big on Bluefin Tuna for his restaurant chain.
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...cli/index.html

Probably a bit of a publicity stunt, but big Tuna are going to be pursued even more now given the prospect of bags of money for those who can land them in prime condition.
https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/q_...shi-market.jpg

Hmmm...reading through the lines, I see a demonstrable class separation willing to throw money at some food that one just digests. Albeit, it's good food, but c'mon. It's a curious social introspection, IMO.

popgun pete 01-12-2020 09:11 PM

Re: Bluefin Tuna worth a million plus!
 
It is probably full of mercury infused organic compounds, so you would not be eating much of it at a time if you valued your long term health. Big Tuna vacuum up a lot of smaller fish to keep them going and in order to build up their meaty bodies, so are concentrators of pollution.

SEATUX 01-12-2020 10:20 PM

Re: Bluefin Tuna worth a million plus!
 
Maybe my math is off, but I keep track or % of yield on grouper, aj, hog, etc. Figure 42% of gross weight for pure fillets ( no skin, bone, red meat etc) so lets say this tuna delivers 50%, that's about 300 lbs, at $1.8 mill that comes out to about $375/oz...kinda stiff!
What do you want to bet he serves over a thousand pounds of fish off that one purchase ( in all his stores combined).
It's all Hype.

popgun pete 01-12-2020 10:58 PM

Re: Bluefin Tuna worth a million plus!
 
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Originally Posted by SEATUX (Post 2194554)
Maybe my math is off, but I keep track or % of yield on grouper, aj, hog, etc. Figure 42% of gross weight for pure fillets ( no skin, bone, red meat etc) so lets say this tuna delivers 50%, that's about 300 lbs, at $1.8 mill that comes out to about $375/oz...kinda stiff!
What do you want to bet he serves over a thousand pounds of fish off that one purchase ( in all his stores combined).
It's all Hype.

I think you are right, the same guy paid 3.1 million last year for a slightly bigger one!
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/05/tuna...sh-market.html

Just reading that article the answer lies here. "Kimura had held the record for top price paid for a single fish at the new year’s auction for six straight years until 2017. But last year, the owner of a different fish restaurant chain paid the highest price."


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