It’s not just this guy who was a bit tired this morning. We set our alarms early in order to visit the fish market at Tsujiki. We didn’t attempt to arrive at 5am for the tuna auctions, as the market’s website suggests this has now closed to the public following incidents of tourists touching the fish and getting in the way of the auction process. We aimed to arrive for 8am, when the market is still in full swing. The amount of bounty sprung from the ocean is almost beyond comprehension, with tuna getting top billing, sometimes with the expensive o-toro (belly) sections being displayed in cabinets, like expensive jewellery. Much of the produce is still alive and is being dispatched with ready skill by the thousands of market workers. Small mechanised carts hurtle down the small alleyways, with the occasional near-miss. A machine chews up whole ice blocks into shavings. Like other parts of Tokyo, its orderly chaos. But this insatiable appetite for fish does make you wonder whether conservation of these desired species is even a remote possibility.