Japanese Fisherman Sells World-Record Tuna For $1.76 Million

1/7/13 2:42PM EST

Japanese Fisherman Sells World Record Tuna For 1 76 Million Japanese Fisherman Sells World Record Tuna For $1.76 Million

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As the old Chinese proverb says, “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.” In the case of a 489-pound bluefin tuna caught off the shore of northeastern Japan, one fish will likely feed thousands of men and secure the fisherman financially for a lifetime.

The bluefin tuna sold Jan. 5 at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market for an all-time high of $1.76 million—more than 155 million yen. At $3,600 per pound, the sale makes the marbled, rich-flavored tuna worth about eight times the value of the more common silver variety.

“The price was a bit high,” the winning bidder Kiyoshi Kimura told the Kyodo News Agency. “But I hope we can encourage Japan by providing good tuna.” He operates the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, which claims to be Japan’s first 24-hour, 365-days-a-year sushi bar.

Kimura hoped to offer the fish to Saturday-evening customers. Japan is the world’s largest consumer of tuna, and the most prized variety is the fatty bluefin, called “o-toro,” of which tiny sushi slices sell for as much as $24 apiece. In fact, Japanese consume as much as 80 percent of the world’s declining tuna stock, causing concern among environmentalists.

Everything we’re hearing is that there’s no good news for the Pacific Bluefin,” Amanda Nickson, the director of the Washington-based Pew Environmental Group’s global tuna conservation campaign, told the Associated Press. “We’re seeing a very high value fish continue to be overfished.”

Stock of bluefin tuna fell by as much as 60 percent in parts of the world between 1997 and 2007 due to overfishing. Although stricter catch limits have helped the population in recent years, experts argue the species is still in danger.

 
 
56 comments
golflouis1805
golflouis1805

Are you serious? besides the Mc Shaker salad, i do not see many options there more valuable than the "Agent Orange" lol ;-)

2BReal
2BReal

I loved freezing Marathon bars.

blazeheart
blazeheart

Australia still have the mcdonalds apple pies, yummy

YuliyaBas
YuliyaBas

Basically a list of unhealthy/sugary/artery-clogging foods. We've got enough on the shelves as is. These days it's difficult to find something that doesn't use coloring, enhancements, etc. :(

Trax32
Trax32

Wow I haven't thought of New York Seltzer in probably 25 years, wish they still made it that stuff was really good.

ShamalaCarlson
ShamalaCarlson

McDonald's in HK still makes fried apple pies!  And they still make dark meat chicken nuggets too!

JenniferMoss
JenniferMoss

McDonald's Chicken Fajitas and dark meat nuggets!! Oh and the pink and blue squeeze butter!

DanielleGoscinski
DanielleGoscinski

They still make Shark Berry Fin Kool Aid.  I bought some today.

cmpersson86
cmpersson86

why in the sam hell aren't Dunka Roo's on this list!!!!!!!

g0ddess88
g0ddess88

I have not heard of most of this crap lol and ya surge isn't even on here wtf I remember the french toast cereal cinnaburst gum colored ketchup and chicken ceaser grilled stuft burrito thats pretty much it lol

AJWOODSON
AJWOODSON

I really miss about 7 of those Products (like: McADEE's Apple Pies, Cinnamon Tic Tacs, McADEE's Arch Deluxe, Cinn-A-Burst Gum)  and French Toast Crunch was actually DELICIOUS!

DavidDeejEischeid
DavidDeejEischeid

I can't officially take this seriously as Surge is not on here.

CelesteKeenan
CelesteKeenan

What about Sunny Delight Citrus Punch.  Are they still making that?

nightwolf86
nightwolf86

They forgot Rice Krispie Treat Cereal.

JoeWapo
JoeWapo

...and Arctic Green Apple Kool Aid.

JoeWapo
JoeWapo

You  forgot Cookies and Cream Twix and Orbitz Soda.

chillin662
chillin662

CM Punk would approve of them bringing back the WWE Ice Cream Bars... 

infiniteprick420
infiniteprick420

damn... I miss alot of that stuff. Thanks for bringing this up... now I have something else to screw with my day.

_3_LEMONed_3_
_3_LEMONed_3_

What about the Wonder ball? Chocolate on the outside, sour little hard candies and a collectible card inside? I remember the one with Timon and Puumba

PeanutCrunch
PeanutCrunch

Crystal Pepsi certainly gets mentioned in plenty of lists like this, but what about Pepsi Blue?  That drink was entirely too short lived and well enjoyed by me.


Mountain Dew Livewire should also resume production.

KatSipple
KatSipple

i was a 90's kid, i was born 84' but don't recall half these...however... I was deeply saddened that Wendy's Grilled Chicken / ranch PITA was left off this list... also mystery bags of colored pop corn. oh and while im at it the yellow banana flavored taffy wit the blue / pink sprinkles on top (not the strawberry with pink and purple sprinkles just the banana) 

AlexandriaMarie
AlexandriaMarie

I can't believe this lost doesn't have oreo cereal and the burger king shake em up fries!

kz22
kz22

but... we still have fried apple pies... over here we do anyway

LyndaKilljoyGhostStone
LyndaKilljoyGhostStone

New York Seltzers...sigh...does anyone remember Boppers, I think they were called. It was like this peanut butter frozen treat covered in rice crispies. They show them on the movie, Lost Boys. I loved those things. LOL

baaaileey
baaaileey

@YuliyaBas What an amazing observation there, Watson! Would you like a cookie? Oh, wait, cookies are sugary/unhealthy/artery-clogging. 
Don't be stupid, what else did you think this list was going to be about? They don't discontinue vegetables. 
And in all honesty, it isn't that hard at all to find lesser-refined and processed food at any sort of grocery store. Its all still there, you're just only choosing to see the stuff placed intricately at eye level of the average shopper. Look up or down, or stop cruising the aisles and his the perimeter of the store first.
Oh but that's so difficult. :( :( :(

bigchillwc
bigchillwc

@g0ddess88 maybe you're not old enough to remember the rest of those things? i dunno how old you are but im 30 and i remember about 85% of the things on this list.

AshleyLehman
AshleyLehman

@PeanutCrunch Mountain Dew Livewire is still in production and available in KY anyways at every Walmart and gas station. I just got a 12pk of it today.

baaaileey
baaaileey

@schmangerine @MichaelAJones "baked apple pies" they call them, but what I think that means is that they are pre-fried where they are manufactured, sent out frozen and then baked (warmed up in the oven) in store. They still taste/look/smell/feel fried. Still delicious haha.

justpassingby2
justpassingby2

@baaaileey @schmangerine  The fried ones were delicious and crunchy. Almost every time I eat the ones today, which are still good, I complain that I soo miss the fried ones. I hope we get back to a place where fried pies are acceptable and we don't have to eat "baked" pies or ice-milk in place of ice-cream. Sigh

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