Record Price for Tuna

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The Tsukiji fish market auction grabs headlines this time of year, almost every year. Last year, the story was on a 513-pound bluefin tuna that netted $177,000. This year's catch blew that one out of the water. Yesterday's 754-pound specimen sold for a record 32.49 million yen, which is about $396,000, a whopping $526 per pound. The prize goes to a sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district and a Hong Kong sushi chain.

The price will, no doubt, continue to rise, hastened by dwindling stocks of the species.

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Arby Trent Darby, Ph.D.
Arby Trent Darby, Ph.D.

Most of the tuna you eat in the U. S. -- especially in sushi bars -- spent part of its life frozen, not just iced (as in the photo above). Here's something to think about the next time you lay down mucho dinero at Trendy Sushi:

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