Ret Talbot: First Bluefin of 2015 Sells for Bargain Price of $37,500

bluefin-tuna-auction-sale-priceEach year when the first bluefin auction price is announced, there is a predictable, albeit short, media frenzy. While much of the ink dedicated to the bluefin auction is focused on the gee-whiz-that’s-a-lot-of-money-to-pay-for-a-fish story that helps to fill the 24-hour news cycle, there is also always a smattering of serious reporting each year from media outlets like The Atlantic, The Guardian and the New York Times that seeks to draw a connection between the well-publicized conservation status of the bluefin and the outrageous price paid at auction for a single fish. “What does it mean?” Read the rest here 16:35

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