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Why fish is getting expensive and what are the causes

There are many people who like to enjoy their seafood from time to time and there some who consumes it frequently, even day by day. Yet the reasons of why the seafood is getting expensive are more likely to increase. The Atlantic Ocean has become deficient due to automated business fishing and is making natural fishing less approachable. For that reason, codfish has become imperiled. 

While one class of fish was caught, the others would increase its number but not for long. It would help other species survive and breed faster as there is more food left for them. However, then more interest would be directed at them in turn and it would start the process of endangerment. Sadly, but it is already begun.

At the present times, all 5 oceans were asserted as over baited. The true fact is that every species of fish is currently found in danger. The commercial and industrialized side of seafood business made this happen, also the ceaseless individuals who have bad need of fish quickened this process into making it worse. 

Going back through many years, fish farming never was even a proposition for someone to make money of it but now it is a huge deal in the countries with access to ocean/sea. Norway, the USA, Canada, Chile and Spain is standing at the top of this million-dollar worth business. Fish farming will possibly increase its growth because there is less fish than ever. Tests showed that when fishing vessels cruised into the deep waters and had an intention to fish only for industrial reasons, the species of fish started to fall.

The codfish level dropped in such a quick manner that scientists state there won’t be a restoration period where codfish numbers will come back to increase. This disaster will touch cod businesses and many seafood lovers over the years. To realize how tragic it is, let us remind you that for over half a century, the cod was the main export product for Canada. They used to send out huge amounts of codfish to the Caribbean and other America’s countries. But now the fish is gathered and imported to Canada and America from Scandinavian countries. No one listened to marine scientists and now there are consequences.

Salmon fish is also not safe and standing in a risky shaky position. It is the seafood of the west coast in the USA; however, they are dismissing the warning signals. The government is trying to keep the species from endangerment, putting millions to save it and keep it calm but in overall, the greedy fishermen and commercialized companies are ruining the progress. In that way, the growing problem remains with no specific functioning solutions.

Deep waters cover up to seventy percent of our beloved earth we live in. They control the earth’s temperature, produce oxygen and monitor the important and vital abilities to maintain a life on this planet. Yet, the humankind is ready to destroy it. The overwhelming desire of more is what makes our precious earth undergo massive rough changes.

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The World’s Most Expensive Seafood Dishes

Japanese Bluefin Tuna
Japanese Bluefin Tuna

Ask people about expensive seafood, and you’ll probably hear lobster and caviar as the two most common answers. Those foods are almost staples however, when compared with the truly exorbitant and luxurious dishes we’ve dredged up here. From million-dollar tuna steaks to gold plated eggs, here are three of the world’s most bank-busting seafood dishes.

Japanese Bluefin Tuna

A critically endangered species, the Japanese Bluefin Tuna is the biggest and most prized Tuna fish in the world. Even US Bluefins sell for $20 to $40 a pound, and the price can be ten times more for an average Japanese example. This rarity and prestige have led to somewhat of a promotional war between Japanese Sushi house owners in recent years, as they bid to outdo each other with the biggest and tastiest Tuna in the sea.

It seems though, this practice hit critical mass at the beginning of 2019 when ‘Sushi King’ Kiyoshi Kimura paid £2.5 million for a 278kg or 600-pound beast. In what was also partly a promotional stunt for Tokyo’s new fish market, even the big man himself could see that he had paid a little over the odds.

At least one fisherman came up quids in though!

Almas Caviar

Taken from the Albino Beluga Sturgeon, the only fish in the world to produce these white golden eggs, Almas Caviar is not only super rare – but it is often served in a 24-karat gold box. Beluga Sturgeons are only found in the Caspian Sea, and they’re endangered as it is. Albino Sturgeons, with a rare genetic pigmentation deficiency, are even less common. Thus, their eggs, already considered a food of the rich and opulent as far back as the 17th century, are today some of the rarest and most exclusive food items in the world.

Almas Caviar
Almas Caviar

If you want to try Almas Caviar, meaning diamond in Russian, you’re going have to fork out about £50 a gram at the low end and around £30,000 a kilo if you’re buying bulk.

Samundari Khazana Curry

Upmarket Indian restaurant Bombay Brassiere in London, UK, caused a stir when they first served this dish – the world’s most expensive curry – back in 2009. Literally translating as Ocean’s Treasure, this curry is bursting with rare and prestigious seafood.

Featuring Abalone Sea Snails at £300 a kilo, the curry also contains Devonshire Crab meat, Italian White Truffles at £90 a pop, albino Scottish Lobster and Beluga Caviar filled Quail’s eggs. The whole thing is marinated in a selection of rare (and even unique) Indian spices and then coated in edible gold plating – which costs the restaurant £1000 a kilo itself. Should you so wish to try this seafood equivalent of a gold-plated Ferrari, you’ll be setting yourself back £2000 for a single plate.

Although we would say it doesn’t seem very Indian to us. But we guess at this point you’re not paying for an authentic Indian experience, but for the luxury ingredients.If you can afford it, the Samundari Khazana is still on sale at the Bombay Brasserie in South Kensington. No doubt you will need to book ahead for a table.