"the recent holidays in Japan, the world’s top consumer of tuna, during which top-grade sushi and sashimi is traditionally eaten and has an important cultural significance. At a recent auction in Tokyo, a single prize tuna sold for $736,000, roughly $1,240 per pound."
Source: Resort restaurants pull tuna from summer menus
Cause of recent price spike difficult to track down
May 18, 2012
Ocean City Today