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

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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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...and the Mediterranean Sea.

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And in the South Atlantic.

Poor the tuna.

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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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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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waste of money

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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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The lives that could be saved with that money

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Every year, the same story!! Not interested.

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

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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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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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Oooh priorities!

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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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Cut-price of ¥20.84 mil for a dead fish? Stupid waste of 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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Glad to see a lady over there! Japan is slowly changing!

She'll be reprimanded later!

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

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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.

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