Is bigeye tuna feeling the same overfishing pressure as bluefin?

If you were skeptical with the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s (ISSF) status of healthy for Pacific bigeye tuna, you will, unfortunately, feel vindicated at the recent downgrading of the species stock to orange, meaning that Pacific bigeye is now considered overfished. While bigeye tuna are not in a state of imminent collapse, according to the…


Massive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off Nova Scotia

Marc Towers and Neil Cooke came to the coast of Nova Scotia with a goal: catch a bluefin tuna. Clocking in at an average of 6.5 feet long and over 500 lbs, these torpedo shaped fish are respected for their size, strength and endurance, making them some of the toughest opponents even for skilled fishers….


The most expensive tuna ever sold

And we have a new winner! As is usual, on the first auction for the new year at the Tsukiji fish market, a new record was set for the most expensive tuna sold. Selling for $736,000 (56.49 million Yen), the 593 pound (269 kilogram) bluefin tuna came out around $1,238 per pound. That price likely…


What will you do when there is no more bluefin tuna?

Идея за подаръкHow will you feel when there is no more bluefin tuna sushi? No maguro. No toro. While I tend to rant a bit when it comes to the issue of over harvesting bluefin tuna, I will try to take a step off my pedestal for this entry, but I would really like to…


The Origin of the California Roll

Ah, the humble California roll. While I often refer to this as the “Big Mac” of rolls, it is actually quite tasty, given its lack of any real historical precedents. California rolls are far from traditional sushi, but they aren’t as far from the norm as you might expect. All it took was a little…