Strong fall tuna price???

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  1. plowin

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    Anybody notice the bluefin auction in japan tonight?? 5000 yen/kilo return for the first Boston Bluefin! So much for saving the fish till fall to get the big price. It’s a myth. Congrats to the captain and crew.
     
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    So that is $23/lb at the auction, what does the boat actually see after the fees, shipping, etc.... not being wise, actually wondering so I can interpret the auction prices correctly
     
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    That will be down to 2500 once a bunch of thin fish hit the floor.
     
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    A thin fish should only return a low price, thats how it should work. A glut of fish whether they are thin or fat will not return nearly what they should. Nothing more frustrating in this racket than selling a good fish for a lousy price.
     
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    Frustrating dosn't even start to describe it. After the last couple of years i have finally given up ! Haven't even got my Tuna permit yet. I will But it will be Rec. Catch em take a pic. and cut em loose. I won't even keep one because i don't eat Bluefin.

    Guess i have just have lost the will to make other folks fat while i struggle to pay for my gear.

    Sorry for the rant but i think it's just so Fu***d up.
     
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    I get it mud. I never minded getting a poor price on a poor quality fish, you should, but when your giving nice stuff away for cheap its extremely disheartening. It’s almost as frustrating as putting in a lot of time and work fishing and covering bottom to come home and look on the computer to see guys spreading the word on exactly where to be. Then you have to listen to them cry when there are a million people fishing in that spot! I was never a genius at math but I can figure out that equation!
     
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    5000 yen/kilo is a good price, boat typically gets 50% plus or minus. The same fish in the fall would be fatter, and would do real well, but only if it was caught now. If it is caught in the fall at the same time as 75 other fish, then I'd rather catch the fish they just got and get the ~$12/lb.
     
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    If that fish would be fatter in the fall he would be rounder than he was long!!!
     
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    Bobby, i would take $12. a lb. all day long everyday. Not near as much as the days past but enough to keep a guy in. It the days we were getting $20. t0 $22. and fuel was $1.50 t0 $1.75 things were good. A guy could make a decent season. Then as time went on and buyers were everywhere you would hear " Their economy is bad, Our economy is bad, It's to big they like the smaller fish so one company could buy the whole fish rather than cutting it up and splitting the cost, UGH, Not enough fat in the Majors, Not enough fat in the Minors, You burn't him out, Etc Etc. Guess i have heard them all.

    Add to that every buyer would promise he could do better than anyone else. (As cut throat as you can get. ) Then when things really did go to shit (with our economy) they found out they could buy "cheap fish" . That and after years of trying to establish a domestic market they pulled it off. As we, (Americans) don't revere the Bluefin like our Eastern friends we won't pay as much for our Sushi. This is good for our buyers, no more putting out the big bucks to give them a flight to Japan. And supposedly a quicker turn around to pay day. To keep that market going and not loose your good customers you have to satisfy that market. This means lower prices to the boats.

    And on and on. all that just scratches the surface. This fisheries is all about the Money, Nothing else. When the fishermen will sell fish (No matter the condition or quality) for 3 or $4. a pound why would they have to pay more. !!! I have to get a glass of vino now to make me feel better.
     
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    my guestamate on that return would be closer to 30/35%.
    5000 yen per Kilo, not pound
     
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