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Chain's tuna reign ends as bluefin sells for HK$5.7m

A Hong Kong sushi chain bowed out of a high-profile bluefin tuna auction in Japan yesterday, losing its four-year reign as the top bidder but stopping short of dropping the controversial delicacy from its menus.

Friday, 6 January, 2012, 12:00am

Rare tuna offerings hit raw nerve

A row has broken out over the sale of critically endangered bluefin tuna at the Food Expo.

At loggerheads are an international conservation group, exhibitors and the Trade and Development Council, which organises the expo.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Ricky Cheng sued over sushi outlets

A Hong Kong businessman renowned for placing high bids at Japanese tuna auctions has been hit with a claim for damages in relation to a long-running ownership dispute over the Itamae and Itacho chains of sushi restaurants.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Waves of discontent as customers cash in on record tuna

A Hong Kong sushi chain has paid a record price for a giant bluefin tuna at the world's biggest wholesale fish auction - and plans to sell the fish to customers at a big discount, drawing fire from conservationists.

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Fishing for trouble

When I am in Hong Kong, I would love to visit a seafood restaurant in one of the outlying islands. Fish is a very important part of the Chinese diet, as it is across Asia.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Store's dolphin was just a fish

It has already found itself in hot water with environmentalists for selling bluefin tuna. Last week, City'super looked as if it was wading into still worse trouble by selling dolphin meat.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Super frozen tuna adds to seafood mix

Sushi and sashimi-loving Hong Kong may pride itself in the freshness of its seafood but super frozen tuna, one of the freshest, is not even on the menu.

8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Bluefin tuna need our protection

I am writing to voice my opinion on the sale of bluefin tuna in City'super. Bluefin tuna is a critically endangered species. Recently, City'super stopped selling it after being pressured by a Facebook group. The group threatened to boycott the store if it continued to sell bluefin tuna.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Short-term profit wins the day over sustainability of fisheries

Together with China, Singapore and a few dependent countries, Japan participated in what I would call the oceans' Pearl Harbour.

To watch this battle, during which we all worked so hard to protect endangered marine species, was devastating.

6 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Bluefin tuna removed after protest

Supermarket chain City'super removed bluefin tuna from its fridges after more than 150 members of a facebook group threatened to boycott the shop if it continued to sell the critically endangered fish.

But the group fears the action by City'super may be temporary.

22 Mar 2010 - 12:00am