The story of the most expensive bluefin tuna of the world

A bluefin tuna sold for a record 1.76 million dollars at auction Saturday, nearly double its high price was set last year-even when the environmental protection warned of huge fish reserves and this speed was destroyed around the world while there is strong demand for making sushi.

In the first auction of the year at Tsunami fish market ngổn horizontal, the tuna weighs 222 sign caught off northeastern Japan sold for 155.4 million yen, Ryoki, an officer of the aforementioned fish market said to us.
Red meat and soft pink, of preferred fish to sushi and sashimi. Many belly fat piece of meat of blue fin tuna-called “o-toro” here-can be sold for 2,000 yen (24 dollars) a piece in high-end Tokyo sushi bars.
Japan consumes up to 80% of bluefin tuna exploitation of the world, and the majority of fish were shipped to Japan to consume.

The winners in the auction, said Kushi Yiruma, Chairman of Yoyomura co., operates the restaurant chain Sushi-Sanyang , said “the price quite high,” but he’d like to “Cheer”, according to the Japanese news agency Tokyo News. He intended to serve fish dishes to customers late on Saturday.

Mr Kimura also set the previous record of 56.4 million yen in new year auction last year, tends to attract the charged high prices as a way to celebrate to launch new year-or so famous. High prices don’t necessarily reflect the excellent quality of the fish.
This price created a staggering price of 700,000 yen a sign, or 3603 dollars a pound.

Reserves of all three species of bluefin tuna-Pacific Ocean, the South and the Atlantic Ocean-has dropped dramatically in the last 15 years because of excessive fishing.
On Monday, a group of international Government will publish the data on reserves of Pacific bluefin tuna that the environmentalists believe that seems to be the alarming decline.

“Everything we’re hearing is that there is no good news with the Pacific bluefin tuna”, Mrs. Amanda Nickson, Director of the global tuna conservation of the PEW environmental group based in Washington, said. “We are witnessing very high value fish continue to be overfishing.”
The number of a species of other bluefin tuna, southern bluefin tuna, this species lives in the South Pacific, dive down from 3 to 8% of its original level.

Reserves of bluefin tuna caught in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, rising to 60% from 1997 to 2007 because of rampant overuse, often illegal, overfishing and quota loosely. Despite the improvement in recent years, experts say prospects for this species is also very fragile.

In November, the 48 Member countries of the Commission for conservation of Atlantic tuna, or ICCAT, voted to maintain tight output limits the exploitation of this fish, although some countries like to have higher limits. The quota was allowed to rise slightly from 12900 tons a year to 13500 tonnes. This higher quotas by 32.000 tons of levels by 2014.

The total quota caught Pacific bluefin tuna was imposed only recently in the eastern region of the Pacific Ocean near the u.s. and Mexico, but not imposed by intergovernmental group adjacent to the Western Pacific, Ms Nickson said. What is called the limit are trying now-limited number of ships and the number of fishing days allowed-is not effective, she added, and the fishermen are targeted at the young fish and spawning areas.

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