Tuna collapse fears fail to curb Japan's appetite

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Japan Dwindling Tuna
In this Jan. 5, 2013 photo, a prospective buyer inspects the quality of tuna before the first auction of the year at the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. Catching bluefin tuna, called “hon-maguro” here, is a lucrative business. A single full-grown specimen can sell for 2 million yen, or $20,000, at Tokyo’s sprawling Tsukiji fish market. Japanese fishermen are vying with Korean, Taiwanese and Mexican fisherman for a piece of a $900 million wholesale market. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)