Unprecedented Japan summit aims
to save world's threatened tuna stocks
TOKYO Nothing highlights Japan's insatiable hunger for tuna like the fish aisle at a supermarket brick-size chucks of savory red meat, trays of delicately sliced sashimi and shelf-loads of sushi rolls.
Prized bluefin specimens the size of grown men, hooked as far away as the Mediterranean, are packed in ice and flown for next-day delivery to Tokyo, where they can fetch hundreds of dollars per pound at auction.
With soaring demand and prices to match, it's a small wonder ...
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