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100,000 TUNA

f0923acb-b6cc-4b91-9ab4-59f71cf81cd5widec1PREMIUM TUNA FECTHES 100,000 AT AUCTION

Prized bluefish tuna is shared between two bidders at Tokyo market

TOKYO – Two sushi bar owners paid more than $100,000 for a Japanese bluefin tuna at a Tokyo fish auction, several times the average price and the highest in nearly a decade, market officials said.

The 282-pound (128-kilogram) premium tuna caught off the northern coast of Oma fetched 9.63 million yen ($104,700), the highest since 2001, when another Japanese bluefin tuna brought an all-time record of 20 million yen, market official Takashi Yoshida said.

Yoshida said the extravagant purchase — about $370 per pound — went to a Hong Kong sushi bar owner and his Japanese competitor who reached a peaceful settlement to share the big fish. The Hong Kong buyer also paid the highest price at last year’s new year event at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the world’s largest fish seller, which holds near-daily auctions.

A slightly bigger imported bluefin caught off the eastern United States sold for $15,400 in Monday’s auction.

“It was the best tuna of the day, but the price shot up because of the shortage of domestic bluefin,” Yoshida said, citing rough weather at the end of December. Buyers vied for only three Oma bluefin tuna Monday, compared to 41 last year.

Typical tuna prices at Tokyo fish markets are less than $25 per pound. But bluefin tuna is considered by gourmets to be the best, and when sliced up into small pieces and served on rice it goes for very high prices in restaurants.

Premium fish — sometimes sliced up while the customers watch — also have advertising value, underscoring a restaurant’s quality, like a rare wine.  And like fine wine, Orange Beach, Alabama, offers the best fishing and boating on the Gulf of Mexico.  Often referred to as the “boating captial” of the United States, the fleet of deep sea fishing boats that depart Orange Beach provide a wonderful adventure for fisherman of all ages.    





January 22, 2009 Posted by | alabama, boating, fishing, gulf of mexico, Hong Kong, orange beach, Tokyo, tuna | , , , , | 1 Comment

San Carlos Condo Auction in Gulf Shores, AL

Huge Auction at the San Carlos Condominiums in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Saturday February 7th, 2008. This is an absolute auction! Come find that beach front condo you have been looking for!

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January 10, 2009 Posted by | real estate | Leave a comment

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Alabama 2009 MARKET UPDATE

Gulf Shores / Orange Beach / Fort Morgan, Alabama
Condos – Homes – Land – Commercial Property
  • Steady Price Decline
  • Increase in Foreclosures
  • Some “Short Sales”……
  • End of New Construction
  • High Percentage of Cash Buyers
  • Some Developments are Close to Bottom
  • Limited New Construction for 4-5 Years
  • Selling at Less Than Replacement Costs
  • Condo’s Starting to Get “Picked Over”
  • Newer Beachfront at 255 – 285 sq ft
  • Low Interest Rates Attracting Buyers
  • Nice Beachfront 1/2’s …..190k+
  • Newer Beachfront 2/2’s ……290k+
  • Newer Beachfront 3/3’s…….380k+
  • Continued Foreclosure Values
  • Limited Developer Inventory
  • Buyer’s Looking at Price AND Quality
  • Let Us Know Your Criteria
  • Focus on One or Two Developments
  • Visit and Preview Units
  • Have Financing in Place
  • Be Prepared to Move Quickly
  • Units Sell at Certain Price Points
  • List/Sold Price Spread Now Closer
  • Clean Contract…..Quick Close
  • Have a GAME PLAN
  • Contact Us by Email or Phone
  • Fast Response to Your Questions
  • Take Advantage of Value Opportunities
  • We Represent YOU in the Transaction
  • Looking for BEST VALUE?
  • Know  WHAT YOU WANT?
  • Are you prepared to make a QUICK OFFER?
  • The BEST PRICED properties go first.
  • The GOOD FORECLOSURES go fast.
  • Send an email and get on our “HOT LIST”.
  • We will contact you and MATCH YOUR CRITERIA.
Thanks – look forward to working with you.
Des Gatti
The Team
Keller Williams Realty Alabama Gulf Coast
Direct (251) 233-9825 Fax 251-217-9375

Coming February 7th, 2007 – SAN CARLOS Condo Auction
Gulf Shores
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January 6, 2009 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Beach Real Estate, fort morgan, Gulf Coast, Gulf Shores, orange beach, real estate | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments