First up: The National Marine Fisheries Service has upped the daily catch limit for Atlantic bluefin tuna, as well as expanded its fishing season; the Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the government to protest the new rules.
And yet! Bluefin season in Japan just opened with the sale of a 593 pounder caught off its northern coast. Closing price? $736,000, which is roughly the cost of dinner for two at Masa.
Lawsuit Filed to Protect U.S. Bluefin Tuna from Overfishing[Center for Biological Diversity]
Swank sushi: Tuna fetches record $736K in Tokyo [AP]