Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Bluefin tuna at Tsukiji fish market. (Photo: Stock File)

Tsukiji market sells huge tuna for USD 36,700

Click on the flag for more information about Japan JAPAN
Friday, July 16, 2010, 23:00 (GMT + 9)

A monster tuna caught off Japan turned heads at a Tokyo fish market Friday, where the 445 kilogram (981 pound) bluefin -- the biggest caught here since 1986 -- sold for JPY 3.2 million (USD 36,700).
  
"Many of the people who work at the market have never seen a tuna that big," said an official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which runs the Tsukiji fish market, the world's biggest seafood market.
  
The fish, which was auctioned at JPY 7,200 per kilogram, had already been gutted and cleaned of its gills, meaning it must have weighed more when it was caught off Nagasaki prefecture this week, the official said.
  
"It is extremely rare to see a tuna heavier than 400 kilograms," he said.
  
The biggest Japanese tuna sold at Tsukiji was a 496-kilogram beast caught in April 1986 -- but the biggest tuna from the world's oceans to be sold here was a Canadian fish caught in 1995 weighing 497 kilograms.
  
Decades of overfishing have seen global tuna stocks crash, pushing some Western nations to call for a trade ban on endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna.
  
Japan consumes three-quarters of the global bluefin catch, a highly prized sushi ingredient, known in Japan as "kuro maguro" (black tuna) and dubbed by sushi connoisseurs as the "black diamond" because of its scarcity.
  
A piece of "otoro" or fatty underbelly can cost JPY 2,000 (USD 22) at high-end Tokyo restaurants.

AFP

editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Brazil
Oct 22, 04:20 (GMT + 9):
Environmental licenses and financing hinder shrimp industry
Norway
Oct 22, 03:30 (GMT + 9):
Mitsubishi becomes Cermaq’s new owner
United States
Oct 22, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Maine shellfish dealer to be sentenced for illegal money transactions related to unauthorized purchases of lobsters
Canada
Oct 22, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Acasti Announces Grant of Stock Options
Canada
Oct 22, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Neptune and BlueOcean Sign Licensing Agreement
United Kingdom
Oct 22, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments
United Kingdom
Oct 22, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - South Yorkshire producer recalls salmon burgers
Sri Lanka
Oct 22, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - UK seafood importers criticize EU ban on Sri Lanka, willing to help government to improve the industry
Spain
Oct 22, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
Frinsa becomes first Spanish canning firm in joining SFP
United States
Oct 22, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Predatory Fish Have Declined by Two Thirds in the Last Century
Canada
Oct 22, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
Chinese group acquires lobster plant in Nova Scotia
Viet Nam
Oct 22, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
Vietnamese shrimp farms first ASC certified in Asia
Portugal
Oct 21, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Parliament supports negotiation of more licenses for tuna traps
United States
Oct 21, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Barley protein concentrate trialed for trout feed
European Union
Oct 21, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Regional discard plans adopted



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Seafood labelling campaign raises controversial views
Australia Several conservationists, scientists, fishermen and fish-lovers have teamed up to urge Australian authorities to follow the EU on seafood labelling laws whereas certain caterers and importers question the move.
DiCaprio Foundation donates USD 2 million to combat overfishing, ocean conservation
United States The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation provided USD 2 million to Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.
Conservationists condemn Malta’s request to raise bluefin tuna quota
Malta Malta's government’s intention to be granted bluefin tuna quota increase has not been welcomed by conservation organization WWF and by the coalition of Maltese NGOs Fish4tomorrow.
Rapid shellfish toxins test may be soon available
Australia A new project to develop a rapid shellfish toxin screen test is underway at the University of Tasmania.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Grupo Calvo - Luis Calvo Sanz, S.A. (Group Headquarter)
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2014 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER