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Tuna goes for cut-price ¥20.84 mil at Tokyo fish market's New Year auction

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With Corona going on eating anything raw is dangerous.

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Affordable but I would have had to buy another freezer unit.

I love internet rich people as much as I love internet tough guys.

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Glad to see a lady over there! Japan is slowly changing!

She'll be reprimanded later!

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Every year, the same story!! Not interested.

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you can take litmus paper to tuna and test it for mercury immediately. Yummy mercury!

Or try a sweet potato, (no mercury)

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The lives that could be saved with that money

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Slightly off topic, but can anyone tell me?, to my understanding, the auction is silent with the amount offered by the buyers made known to the auctioneer by secretive hand gestures inside a sock. How is this a fair auction? Is there no driving of the price?

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Pacific bluefin flesh may contain levels of mercury or PCBs that are harmful to humans that consume it.

About 80% of the Pacific and Atlantic bluefin tunas are consumed in Japan.

Overfishing has wiped out 96 percent of Pacific bluefin tuna.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PACIFIC TUNA FISHERIES

http://www.fao.org/3/y5428e/y5428e06.htm

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Glad to see a lady over there! Japan is slowly changing!

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Most tuna in the world is caught in the Pacific

II have even seen them migrating up the coast of Japan in shoals.

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Social distancing at it's cracking best. Oh I forgot, their all wearing masks so it's completely okay to rub shoulders.

The only one I feel any empathy for is the tuna: it's fate wasn't in it's own hands.

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Cut-price of ¥20.84 mil for a dead fish? Stupid waste of money.

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"The tuna, caught in the oceans of the world, are carried in the mother ship or a transport ship to Japan, the largest sashimi (raw fish) market in the world. In general, the sales methods are having a large trading company buy a whole shipload together, to bring in a large quantity all at once (buying up a ship), or else using a production area market (Misaki market, Yaizu market, etc.) where there is bidding (or deal making)."

https://www.japantuna.net/association_en/

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Affordable but I would have had to buy another freezer unit.

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I hope with sales down , less fish are caught but more likely more are needlessly killed.

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And in the South Atlantic.

Poor the tuna.

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Oooh priorities!

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...and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Simian Lane

If I were a tuna I wouldn’t swim anywhere near Japan.

Probably you would if you wanted to live, because the tuna sold in Japan is caught in the Atlantic.

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If I were a tuna I wouldn’t swim anywhere near Japan.

The Japanese fishing fleets don’t limit themselves to the waters near Japan.

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If I were a tuna I wouldn’t swim anywhere near Japan.

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waste of money

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