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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

Bella Luna Condos in Orange Beach, Alabama

Bella Luna Condominiums

Bella Luna Condos Orange Beach AL

Bella Luna Condos Orange Beach AL

See all of the Bella Luna Condos listed on the MLS!   See Bella Luna unit 501 now!

Beautiful Views – Spacious with lots of natural light – Extremely well appointed – Contemporary Furnishings – Overlooks Ole River and back bays of Perdido Bay with a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico and  white sandy beaches – Amazing development with 4 pools – 2 Spas – Sauna – Owner’s Lounge with Movie Theatre -Terrific Work Out Facility – Marina – Boat Slips Available – Dog Walk for Owner’s Pets and Private Security with Security Gate and On site Management.

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November 3, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Gulf Coast, gulf of mexico, orange beach, perdido bay, real estate | , , , | 5 Comments

Rob Smith reports the redfish are biting!

Had a good weekend of fishing in Weeks Bay. We also gave 4 fish away to a small boy fishing on the peir nest to us.  The fishing has been great and those Red’s are fun to catch.

Rob Smith – Your Full Service Mortgage Banker!

Rob and Renee Smith
Loan Officers
1535B Schillinger Road S
Mobile, AL 36695

Rob: (251) 243-0254
Rob eFax: (877) 603-8117
Renee: (251) 243-0249
Renee eFax: (877) 623-0142

For mortage lending, financing, and loan services in Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope, Point Clear, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and other areas of Baldwin County, AL contact Rob Smith with Home Mortgages Company.

November 3, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Bon Secour Bay, Fairhope, Gulf Coast, gulf of mexico, Mobile Bay, Point Clear, real estate | , , , , | 1 Comment

Seawind Condos for sale in Gulf Shores, AL

Seawind Condos, Gulf Shores, AL


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August 30, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Gulf Coast, gulf of mexico, Gulf Shores, real estate | , , , , | 2 Comments

Auction in Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, AL – August 9th 2008- Beach Houses | Beach Condos | Land | Acreage

This Auction has been completed – check here for future Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Auction notices!

Sorry we are so late getting this up for the August 9th, 2008  Auction.

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The National Auction Group, America’s innovator of accelerated marketing and conveyance of high-end real estate, is excited to inform you of its upcoming event in your area. On Saturday August 9th, 2008 we will be auctioning an entire portfolio of Bank owned property for a local bank. The properties will include homes, condos, lots, and even a 142-acre horse farm! Our job is to “clear the books” for the bank, so most properties will be selling ABSOLUTE!

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July 29, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Bon Secour Bay, Daphne, Fairhope, fort morgan, Gulf Coast, gulf of mexico, Gulf Shores, Mobile Bay, Ono Island, orange beach, perdido bay, Point Clear, real estate, Spanish Fort, wolf bay | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Turquoise Place Orange Beach Alabama

Turquoise Place
Building D (West building)
  • Completion late June 2008 – Certificate of Occupancy has been issued on building.
  • Award winning architecture
  • Great location with wide beaches

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July 11, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, gulf of mexico, Gulf Shores, orange beach, real estate | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fish Camp Condos Orange Beach Alabama

FISH CAMP…..On The Bay in Orange Beach

  • New Cottages
  • Four Remaing Units
  • Quality Construction

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July 11, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, gulf of mexico, Gulf Shores, orange beach, real estate | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

San Carlos Condos Gulf Shores Alabama

San Carlos…..Gulf Shores, AL
  • Developer Inventory
  • Direct Beach Front
  • 2 Bedroom/2 Bath
  • 1229 sq ft
  • Great Views
  • Walk to restaurants, shops
  • Good Selection
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July 11, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, gulf of mexico, Gulf Shores, real estate | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sanibel Condos in Gulf Shores Alabama

Take a  look at the Sanibel Condos

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July 11, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, gulf of mexico, Gulf Shores, real estate | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments


The coastal communities of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama, have seen significant price reductions in both condo’s & single family homes.  These new price levels are now starting to attract buyers who have been following this local real estate market. 

A Market View

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June 19, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Bon Secour Bay, fort morgan, gulf of mexico, Gulf Shores, Ono Island, orange beach, Oyster Bay, perdido bay, real estate, wolf bay | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment