In Brief

Starchy jelly will soon be replacing real fish meat on the restaurant conveyer belt.

Just to give you an idea of its rarity, a 489 pound bluefin tuna was sold at a fish auction for $1.76 million (averaging $3,600 per pound) in Tokyo. The delicate balance of the food chain is constantly being threatened by fishermen in seek of the highest quality of fish. Countries like Japan, where their main food source comes from the ocean, have single handedly depleted the ocean of its marine life.

According to the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean — yes, it is a real organization — the bluefin tuna population has declined by 96.4% within the last decade.

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