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Old 01-12-2020, 05:47 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Bluefin Tuna worth a million plus!

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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.
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.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:11 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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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