Thursday January 7, 2010

The purchase of a 511 pound tuna for $175,000 at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo the other day was the highest price paid for a tuna in nine years. Bluefin tuna prices have been increasing recently due to declining abundance and more restrictive fishing pressures.
The photo is the front of a closed retail fish stall around the corner from the largest wholesale fish market in the world. A lot of the stalls were closed on this particular Sunday morning and all were similarly decorated. The neighborhood has some of the best, and cheapest, sushi in the world.
Photo source: FISHBIO

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