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
Japan
Apr 2, 08:40 (GMT + 9):
Easter recess
Australia
Apr 2, 07:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Seafood retailers struggle to source barramundi ahead of Easter rush
Canada
Apr 2, 07:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - P.E.I. lobster fishermen approve marketing board
India
Apr 2, 07:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Four-Star BAP Group Is First For India
United States
Apr 2, 07:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Scottish Processors Gain from Boston Show Learning Journey
United States
Apr 2, 07:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Hurlock fish farm goes on auction block
United States
Apr 2, 07:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Blue Crabs Migrate North as Ocean Warms
United States
Apr 2, 07:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - California seafood company to cease production of adulterated fish
Senegal
Apr 2, 07:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Senegal to Target Illegal Fishing That Costs 2% of Economy
United States
Apr 2, 03:50 (GMT + 9):
Claw grip sensor designed to check lobsters’ health
Chile
Apr 2, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
Seafood landings record considerable drop
United States
Apr 2, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - 2015 halibut seasons provide more fishing options in Columbia River area
Greece
Apr 2, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Nireus Aquaculture announces initiation of merger with Sea Farm Ionian
Australia
Apr 2, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
Warming oceans slow development of equatorial baby fish
Spain
Apr 2, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
Pescanova earned more than EUR 1,600 million in 2014



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Anoxia and ocean warming cause scallop death
Peru A study on the status of the environmental quality of the bay of Pisco-Paracas conducted by the Instituto del Mar del Peru revealed that the recent mass death of scallops recorded in the area was due to the lack of oxygen and to high water temperature.
Thai Govt concerned about fishing industry reputation
Thailand Thai government voiced its intention to combat forced labour in the fishing sector and take legal action against those involved but fears new reports on this issue could lead to repercussions on the f...
Pew urges Pacific bluefin tuna stock protection be stepped up
Japan The measures to stop Pacific bluefin tuna stock decline agreed by fishing nations are not enough, according to new research.
BPA found to adversely affect fish reproduction
United States Fish exposed to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can pass adverse reproductive effects onto their offspring up to three generations later, shows a new scientific study.
 
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-
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 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER