The Big Tuna!

I don’t know about you, but I love Sushi. Salmon, tuna and so many other variations. Mmmmm my mouth is watering and it fits into the cleanse we’re doing as well. I saw this story after hearing about it over the weekend. So I thought I’d share.Quite remarkable!!¬† Self-proclaimed Japanese “Tuna King” and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant bluefin tuna at the New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market¬† Saturday. Kimura’s purchase doubled the previous record of 155 million yen, set at the 2013 annual New Year’s auction. The valuable and vulnerable fish tipped the scales at 612 pounds (278 kg). The president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai said he was startled by how high the price went but not dissuaded from topping the record. “I expected it (the tuna) will be between 30 million and 50 million yen ($276,421 – $460,702), or highest at 60 million yen ($552,843), but it ended up five times more expensive. Oh gosh!” Japan, the largest consumer of tuna in the world, often faces international criticism as the population of Pacific bluefin tuna dwindles. Because those fish do not breed regularly in captivity, scientists in Japan have worked decades to come up with ways to produce full-cycle farmed fish. My question is what’s an order of sushi from this fish gonna cost. Sushi is not cheap to begin with, but I don’t I wanna be treatin’ when this bill comes.



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