Nick Burns, CEO of Bluefin
Advisory Services, added: "It's an absolutely fantastic achievement and full credit to Eve for her expertise and dedication.
There's one way to stop further decimating remaining populations of bluefin
tuna: stop eating them.
According to many marine biologists, Atlantic bluefin
tuna, one of three closely related bluefin
tuna species, are in danger of going extinct within a decade if the governments of the world can't come together to ban catching and/or selling the lucrative species.
The 342kg bluefin
was bought by two sushi restaurants in Tokyo and Hong Kong and will be carved up between them.
tuna fish sold at an auction in Tokyo netted $400,000, setting a record for highest price paid for a single fish since record keeping started in 1999, according to Reuters and other reports.
A giant bluefin
tuna fetched a record 32.49 million yen, or nearly $396,000, in Tokyo on Wednesday, in the first auction of the year at the world's largest wholesale fish market.
17/02/2011, GREENPEACE, AUCKLAND, NZ -- The increased quota for southern bluefin
tuna puts the species on the fast track to extinction, says Greenpeace.
Australia has announced new measures to protect southern bluefin
tuna stocks, including listing the species as "conservation-dependent" which will help stop overfishing.
Fishing nations will try to thrash out a deal on Atlantic bluefin
tuna quotas in 2011 at talks that pit economic interests against those of environmental groups.
September 30 2010 - Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc today announced that its Board of Directors has decided to move forward and complete the acquisition of Baja Aquafarms, a producer of bluefin
tuna based in Mexico.
Oli Steindorsson, Chairman of the company told Feedinfo News Service: "I am very pleased that our Board and that of Baja, have decided to move forward for Umami to complete the acquisition of 100% of Baja which is the leading bluefin
tuna operation in Mexico.
A FIVE-strong team from the Liverpool office of business consultancy Bluefin
Solutions is taking a well-earned rest after a 200-mile cycling fundraiser.