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    Re: Is this right or wrong?

    The 100's of thousands that you read about in the media for a tuna is always for a fish caught in Japanese waters and is sold at auction in Tokyo to either a Tokyo sushi chain or one in Hong Kong. The restaurants get a lot of world wide publicity for the stunt of grossly overpaying, though they probably pass the cost to their customers like a steak off a blue ribbon winning auctioned steer. They attract customers to their restaurants who just want to taste what such an expensive slice of tuna is like.

    In 2010 a 310 pound dressed bluefin returned to the fishermen about $2,879.00 before expenses. At the same auction where the record breaking $730K fish sold last season ($1,200 p/lb) other tuna sold for between $6 and $15 per pound.

    The fish in discussion wasn't worth 100's of thousands.

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    Re: Is this right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe D View Post
    The 100's of thousands that you read about in the media for a tuna is always for a fish caught in Japanese waters and is sold at auction in Tokyo to either a Tokyo sushi chain or one in Hong Kong. The restaurants get a lot of world wide publicity for the stunt of grossly overpaying, though they probably pass the cost to their customers like a steak off a blue ribbon winning auctioned steer. They attract customers to their restaurants who just want to taste what such an expensive slice of tuna is like.

    In 2010 a 310 pound dressed bluefin returned to the fishermen about $2,879.00 before expenses. At the same auction where the record breaking $730K fish sold last season ($1,200 p/lb) other tuna sold for between $6 and $15 per pound.

    The fish in discussion wasn't worth 100's of thousands.
    Thanks for that comment Joe, those numbers did seam crazy to me...... I still don't believe anyone abandoned that fish...... You keep making sense like that I may even book a trip with your sorry ass.

    Hell no and it aint over now.......

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