Japan: Tsukiji fish market’s tuna auction sale smashes record

A bluefin tuna has been sold for three quarters of a million dollars in Tokyo – a price almost double last year’s record sale.

The bluefin tuna, prized for making the finest sushi, fetched 56.49m yen ($736,000, £472,125) at Tsukiji fish market’s first auction of the year.

The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of a sushi restaurant chain.

Globally, there is great concern over the species and fishing quotas.

Read the rest of the story: BBC News – Japan tuna sale smashes record.

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