Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Giant Tuna $526.00 Per Pound
This hedonistic slaughter is insanity. There are but a few of these monsters left in the ocean and the numbers are dwindling. Certainly, it is not necessary for a fish like this to be targeted for profit. The fish was sold for $396,000.00 and purchased for consumption in Japan and China. Japan now accounts for 80% of the worlds catch. A single piece of Sushi smaller than the size of your thumb will sell for $24.00.
I'm trying to make sense of it all. Reductions in catch limits have been put in place but I just don't see how the Giant Tuna's demise can be averted. It seems to be a case of supply and demand in hyper mode.