Charlie Buttrey

January 8, 2019

On the one hand, it’s a pretty remarkable story: At the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Toyosu market, a 612-pound bluefin tuna sold for a record $3 million. That works out to about $4,900 a pound.

On the other hand, bluefin tuna ordinarily sells for about $40 a pound. Good luck with that investment.

Moreover, bluefin tuna is an endangered species; stocks of Pacific bluefin have been depleted by 96 percent from their pre-industrial levels.

There is a lot of extra carp in the upper Mississippi River. They are more plentiful than bluefin tuna, and you’d be doing the environment a service by eating it. Eat carp!

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