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Tuna king thumbed up 25 million for kjempefisk - it gets the experts to turn the alarm

It is the japanese sushimagnaten Kiyoshi Kimura who thumbed up rekordbeløpet at the famous fish market in Tokyo. Kimura owns sushikjeden Sushi Zanmai, and wears his epithets "Tuna king" with pride.

3.1 million dollars – about 25 million – paid in the Kimura for the 278 kilos fish.

Tunfisken was fishing off the coast of Japan. 40 per cent of the verdensfangsten of tuna traded in and to Japan, where it is used in sushi and sashimi. The most coveted copies are medium-sized and large specimens with much fat, according to the World wildlife fund.

The previous record was in 2013, when a tuna was sold for 10 million Norwegian kroner on the fish market in Tokyo.

I buy only tuna of the highest quality, said a radiant satisfied Kimura for the japanese TV channel NHK.

Have added that he was surprised at the high price he had to out with. Usually traded blåfinnet tuna for around 8-900 million per. kilo – but the price can triple - or quadruple towards the end of the year, especially for fish from the Oma area in Northern Japan.

TASTE: Kiyoshi Kimura takes a little bit of his giant tuna. Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP / NTB scanpix View more Dangerously

But the huge demand has had consequences – the total population of blåfinnet tuna has declined by 96 percent since before it was initiated, organized fishing for the species. Now, it is only drastic measures and a very strict control of tuna fishing which can prevent that the species is totally wiped out.

Conservationists have time and again warned that the the not is in place – and that tunfisken can be wiped out from the oceans of the world, though not for long.

Celebration of auksjonshandelen get us to forget how difficult the situation actually is of this nature, " says Jamie Gibbon, who works with tunfiskbevaring in the organization The Pew Charitable Trusts, to The Guardian.

the WWF is asking the norwegians to refrain from eating tuna.

at the same time, it is the last time were some positive signs to the track – where Japan and other nøkkelnasjoner have lined up behind the plans to increase the world population with a goal of a population that in 2034 will account for 20 per cent of the level before industrial fishing began.

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Oma-tunfisken is often called "the black diamond" on the tunfiskmarkedet: It is harvested in the traditional way, so that the fishermen take up the fish completely intact - as was the case with the giant fish that Kimura bought at the fiskeauksjonen in Tokyo.

Oma fishermen have were outspoken against the new fiskekvotene. Hundreds of fishermen staged a large demontrasjon outside the ministry of fisheries in Japan in June - in which the traditional tunfiskfestivalen in the Oma in October was also cancelled in protest, according to the Washington Post.

According to the Pew Charitable Trust, there is a major problem that fishermen in Japan, South Korea and Mexico fish fish that are not fully grown and thus making it even more difficult for the species to reproduce itself.

It is very difficult to drive farming of blåfinnet tuna, because the fish is very was to light and sound, rarely able to reproduce themselves in captivity and in many cases try to swim away - at top speed - before they slam into the walls of the fish farms and dies.

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