Why Bluefin Tuna Is So Expensive | So Expensive

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Year ago

A tuna once sold for $1.8 million, but you can get cans of tuna fish for less than $2 at the grocery store. So, what's the difference? Bluefin tuna can be very expensive depending on where you buy it and which part of the fish you are eating. We spoke with the chef at Shoji in New York, Derek Wilcox, to find out why the fish is so expensive.
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Why Bluefin Tuna Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Comments
Brum VII
Brum VII 7 hours ago
So basically wagyu fish
Anand Singh
Anand Singh 11 hours ago
You mean approx 126 Million Indian Rupee for a fish? We can feed around a million needy people at this price. World would have been a better place if there was no such hugh income distribution difference between the rich & poor.
Girish Devappa
Girish Devappa 22 hours ago
Thank you for valuable post.
John
John Day ago
Why Boston tuna is so much cheaper because us fisherman don't know how to catch tuna properly. Japanese fisherman only damage the head of tuna. US would damage the Toro part and it will make the tuna worthless.
Cathy Baldry
Cathy Baldry Day ago
Japanese tuna is best because the Japanese do not attack the most valuable part of the flesh. America's are careless with their treatment of their product. America needs to lift it's game
The Great Kek
The Great Kek 3 days ago
Why does this guy look like Nathan Richman with hair? :|
talon Hector
talon Hector 4 days ago
I don't eat fish.. But the price😂😅😆🤣
logical memer
logical memer 5 days ago
0:40 i thought the video was cut into 2 pieces
Andrea Gariti
Andrea Gariti 5 days ago
So I’m irresponsible for eating bluefin I caught Labor Day in the pacific? Not everyone can afford a Japanese blue fin, and paying $200 a lb is irresponsible to me.
Peter Mackenzie
Peter Mackenzie 5 days ago
Pacific bluefin is farmed in South Australia. Port Lincoln was built by it. Huge pens out in the southern ocean.
BRUCE JEANDUC
BRUCE JEANDUC 6 days ago
Flavors??? What BS.... only flavor in sushi is the rice, wasabi, and soy sauce.
ElThePug Lover
ElThePug Lover 7 days ago
I.. don’t even know why I’m here 😂 I don’t even like seafood 😂
MrMethadrine
MrMethadrine 7 days ago
Τhey busted our balls with their Sushi (overpriced raw fish with rice).
Kushal shakya
Kushal shakya 7 days ago
Why Bulfintuna are expensive because they are thiccc
DELAOZIL DELAOZIL
DELAOZIL DELAOZIL 8 days ago
I wish all human could leave at the same level and buy the thing they want like the rich does but this world is short smile is the best thing in this world before anything i wish all the people best life and happiness
sofi ༄
sofi ༄ 8 days ago
Scientifically worth it
Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor 9 days ago
The tuna fish had a worm parasite in it no I'm good
Lucifer Morningstar
Lucifer Morningstar 9 days ago
Philippines has alot of bluefin tuna but they didn't know the value of that fish in market.
Dangerwhisk
Dangerwhisk 9 days ago
Weeb
Gary Cristobal
Gary Cristobal 10 days ago
*OMA.*
shaun greenfield
shaun greenfield 10 days ago
I really admire the Japanese' attention to detail.
GamerPepperPig99
GamerPepperPig99 10 days ago
when a fish is worth 1.8million time more then you are worth
Anshu Kumar
Anshu Kumar 10 days ago
Zomato ki mkb
Latrodectus mactans
Latrodectus mactans 10 days ago
I know tuna is tasty, but PLEASE do not buy bluefin tuna. Atlantic, Pacific, wherever. All the populations are at serious risk, with the Atlantic starting to head into the same decline the Pacific has already faced. These are some of the most majestic fish in our oceans and it would be a serious shame to see them go extinct.
Jose Escobar
Jose Escobar 10 days ago
Isn’t japan water contaminated with radiation?
I can’t decide on a name
I can’t decide on a name 11 days ago
When someone buys tuna for 1.8 million dollars but you got it for $1.50
The Notorious. K.I.D
The Notorious. K.I.D 12 days ago
The tuna graduated from Harvard law school, got married to his high school sweetheart, they had 3 children, his life savings and property ownership was far above and beyond anything previous generations had even seen, so it’s safe to say this “tuna had a good life”. Right up to him being caught and sold to the highest bidder.
Not Your Bro
Not Your Bro 13 days ago
Soooo why it expensive? ...
De V
De V 13 days ago
Too many hands, I call bullshit, Bluefin migrate with the current, Japan buys Bluefin from the US, why do that of your bluefin is the best? Its because your validating the high price. The fat content is measured before shipped to Japan that is how they are priced before getting to the auction house. A 265 lb Bluefin from the US to Japan can run around 15,500 yen. The bluefin numbers are on the decline which may contribute to the hefty price tag.
Harry Has beard
Harry Has beard 13 days ago
It's called marketing up sell everything.
The man in the woods
The man in the woods 13 days ago
A damn fish is worth more then me dead or alive.
Levi Smith
Levi Smith 13 days ago
"That's, you're.... that's really irresponsible" - well I'm convinced
Walter De wit
Walter De wit 13 days ago
Bluefin Tuna Is So Expensive because we killed them all.
Theinsanegod
Theinsanegod 14 days ago
If blue fin tuna is so expensive why do I see so many you tubers catching them like Oh loook there is a blue fin tuna that gonna go into steak and let feed half of it to a grouper :/
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