Yearly Tuna Purchase Doesn't Make Sense

Washington Post Japanese sushi chain pays $117000 for a  tuna . Yes, one  tuna . Washington Post  -  ‎11 hours ago‎ TOKYO - If you thought your last sushi bill was expensive, check this out. Sushi Zanmai, a Japanese restaurant chain, just paid $117,000 for a 441-pound bluefin tuna. Yes, you read that right. That's $265 per pound. But this was not just any fish. It ... Well it is that time of year again. Being in the business people question how this price can be so?  If you look at it from a pure cost with a typical yield of say 75% than each pound of usable tuna would cost $353.00/ lb. since this fish is likely to be subdivided into more managable sushi portions of lets say 1 oz it still is an impressive $22.00/ oz. But the real value is the media attention that the buyer garners - the economics on this one fish cannot be so simply computed as I have tried. This one goes into the marketing column on the P&L.  The sustainabil

The more humanely a fish is killed, the better it tastes

The more humanely a fish is killed, the better it tastes Email Brendan By  Brendan Bane  10 December 2015 1:15 pm   Comments If you’re an eco-conscious eater, you’ve probably asked how your fish journeyed from ocean to aisle. But have you ever asked how the fish died? Researchers have shown that meat from stressfully slaughtered fish may have a shorter shelf life—and a worse taste—than fillets from quickly killed fish. In the study, to appear in the 1 January 2016 issue of Food Science , the team compared two groups of rainbow trout.   follow the link for the rest of the story.  Science |  DOI: 10.1126/science.aad7558

NYTimes: As Oysters Die, Climate Policy Goes on the Stump

NYTimes: As Oysters Die, Climate Policy Goes on the Stump     Matt Hovey 419-213-9875  

You Can Have Your Fish and Eat Them Too

You Can Have Your Fish and Eat Them Too This article promotes the idea of Marine Reserves. I think this is an idea whose time has come. This is similiar to the model used in the Sea Scallop fishery, but you might say they have more of a crop rotation model.

Catch Shares Save Fishermen and Fish

Catch Shares Save Fishermen and Fish Great article about how catch shares may help.

Flathead Minnows do not Need Prozac

Fish on Prozac Are Violent And Obsessive | | | Share on reddit Reddit | Share on digg Digg | Share on stumbleupon Stumble | Share on email Email | More Sharing Services More Photo: USFWS Prozac’s host of side effects aren’t just limited to depressed humans. Fish, too, suffer when the drug washes into their streams, rivers and lakes. When people excrete Prozac’s active ingredient, fluoxetine, in their urine, the chemical finds paths into natural waterways through sewage treatment plants that are unequipped to filter it out. When male fish ingest the drug, it seemingly alters their minds to the point of dysfunction and even destruction. Nature News reports : To investigate the effects of fluoxetine, researchers have turned to a common US freshwater fish species called the fathead minnow ( Pimephales promelas ). Normally, fathead minnows show a complex mating behaviour, with males building the nests that females visit to lay their eggs. Once the eggs are laid and fertilized, the males