Posted on January 6, 2013 by

Another Year, Another Record Bluefin Tuna Sale

Around this time every year we see huge bluefin tuna auctioned off to the highest bidder in Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, and every year they set a new record (no doubt due to overfishing). This year the bar has been set at $1.7 million dollars, that’s more than 4 times the record from last year by the way. And the tuna sold is nearly 50 kilograms lighter than last years!

New Record Bluefin Tuna Price for 2013

Even the buyer, sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura, who also paid out the record price last year, said the cost was “a bit high”.

This year’s record-breaking fish was caught off north-eastern Japan and weighed in at 222kg (489lbs), some 47kg lighter than last year’s prize-winner, which fetched 56m yen.

The prices do not necessarily reflect quality or size and are more linked to publicity and setting the tone for the business year.

He said he wanted to “encourage Japan” with his bid.

The price works out at about $7,600 per kg ($3,500/lb).

Japan consumes more than half of the world’s bluefin catch.


Posted on November 26, 2012 by

Grower’s Cup Reviewed!

Grower’s Cup is a micro roasted specialty coffee in a creatively designed brew packaging. This disposable hybrid packaging is said to be somewhere between a traditional filter dripmaker and a french press. To brew you simply add boiling water right to the pouch, wait a few minutes, and pour out your coffee through the built-in spout. It sounds like a great way to enjoy a cup of non-instant coffee on the trail or while camping so naturally I was very excited to test them.

There are several factors to creating the perfect cup of coffee. Of course you’ll want to use the freshest possible coffee grounds, but water quality, water temperature, grind size, and brew time all have a huge impact on the end result. On the backside of each Grower’s Cup package you’ll find some information about the coffee inside, instructions on how to brew, the best before date and the pack date. This is the date when your coffee was ground and packaged, the closer this date is to the date you make your coffee the better, though the best before date suggest a shelf life just over one year.

Continue reading our review of “The Coffeebrewer – Grower’s Cup”…

Posted on October 11, 2012 by

Reel Adrenaline – Energy Drinks For Fishermen

I’m sure most of you are wondering what makes these energy drinks different than non-fisherman energy drinks. The fact is, they are completely different. These cans have pictures of fish on them! Fish!

REEL ADRENALINE Energy Drinks are a fishermen’s best friend. They wake you up in the morning, and keep you alert late into the day, helping you attain the extra edge needed to land your team’s tournament winner or your fish of a lifetime! While hunting your favorite gamefish you deserve to be at the top of your sport, and REEL ADRENALINE helps keep you there.
When on the water REEL ADRENALINE Energy Drinks and Energy Shots increase awareness and alertness, enhance bite response times, increases rigging performance, heightens spread vigilance, improves morale between bites, stimulates metabolism (Who knew? A side benefit!)

Reel Adrenaline via MoldyChum

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