The World's Most Expensive Tuna

How much would you pay for a piece of really fresh sushi? A sushi restaurant has just bought what is the world's most expensive fish: $736,000 for a bluefin tuna caught off the coast of Japan.

The winning bidder, Kiyoshi Kimura, president of Kiyomura Co., which operates the Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain, said he wanted to give Japan a boost after last year's devastating tsunami.
The fish was divided into 10,000 pieces and sold off at ordinary prices, The Daily Telegraph reported.

"Japan has been through a lot the last year due to the disaster," a beaming Kimura told AP Television News. "Japan needs to hang in there. So I tried hard myself and ended up buying the most expensive one."

Link | More at MSNBC's PhotoBlog (Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Get your facts right people the "PACIFIC" Bluefin Tuna is considered "least concern" in the conservation status. Now if you ask me fish away for the economy. I wonder how much one would go on ebay for....
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Only governments can solve the problem of extinction, but they don't care because there is too much money to be made and they won't shed a tear when there are no tuna left.
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Mediterranean Sea is raped by poachers over fishing the blue fin tuna... The biggest specimen like this one have already disapeared. Last year's survey showed that fishermen caught 3 times more fish than their allowed quota. The whe species has been depleted by 90%, and could go extinct within 5 years.
Wake up! :-(
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