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Old 01-05-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR TUNA!!

Yikes!
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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Wow, best we ever did was $36/pound @ the Tokyo market back in 1999. Netted out just over $14K after broker fees, etc... on a just under 500# fish. Had them write the check to my wife, goes to the same spot anyhow. Got to fish lots after that...
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I need to catch a couple of those.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:31 PM   #4
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$104k for a local japanese BFT and $15400 for an american BFT of a slightly larger size and similar quality on the same day. alrighty then.
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Man - am I in the wrong business or what! Need to start BFT fishing.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:24 AM   #7
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$104k for a local japanese BFT and $15400 for an american BFT of a slightly larger size and similar quality on the same day. alrighty then.
They obviously dont like giving money to americans. Just my 2 cents!!
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:07 PM   #8
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I'm not sure how true it is, but someone told me it's a custom, the first fish of the year, supposed to bring good luck, so they pay a lot for that first fish. After that it's back to normal.
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capt john 1 you are wright good fish good timing
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Is the difference in money between the US and Japan the cost of shipping the fish and the freshness?
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:21 AM   #11
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I am cruising in the south pacific and have had a couple of talks with captains running tuna boats. most boats are net fisherman that catch for the canning market. the boats that fish for the premium japanese market use hook and line, the fish must meet size requirments, be alive when caught, handled and landed on special pads so as not to bruise, then while fish still alive, a steel instrument is used to remove the spine. I can't remember if they are flash frozen or fresh but,these fish are then flown to japan.
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I just had a tuna sandwich and it was yummy. Cost me about 99 cents!
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It definitely has something to do with the New Year tradition. That is just amazingly high price. back in the day when the Japanese economy was doing well, the highest I heard was 42/pound for a fish that dressed at 640 lbs. In Montauk, they had the "coffins" on the dock and the refrigerator trucks ready to run 100 miles "up island" to Kennedy airport and off to Japan- often within 24 hours of being caught. And Montauk was by no way the epicenter of the trade - that was Gloucester. In fact, I clearly remember in Montauk when they got down to 3 buyers and they were in collusion. I would see them signaling to each other who would get "this fish" and who would get the next. One man that I fished with was offered 3 lb a pound - he put the fish back in the boat - bought a couple of hundred pounds of ice, ran across Block Island Sound and sold the fish in Pt Judith for $16/lb the next morining
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