|the bid to corner world's bluefin tuna market|
Posted by on June 02, 2009 at 21:35:13:|
Mitsubishi freezing fish to sell later as stock numbers plummet toward extinction
Japan's sprawling Mitsubishi conglomerate has cornered a 40 per cent share of the world market in bluefin tuna, one of the world's most endangered fish.
Bluefin tuna frozen at -60C now could be sold in several years' time for astronomical sums if Atlantic bluefin becomes commercially extinct as forecast, a result of the near free-for-all enjoyed by the tuna fleet.
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