Blue Fin Tuna Sells for Nearly $2 Million at Japan New Year Auction in Tokyo
The first tuna auction of the year was held, Sunday, January 5, at a fish market in Tokyo. A blue fin tuna was sold at $1.8 million, the second highest price in history.
READ MORE: The tuna was caught in waters off Japan’s northern Aomori Prefecture and weighed 276 kilograms.
The successful buyer was Kiyoshi Kimura, the owner of a sushi restaurant chain “Sushizanmai” which is headquartered in Tsukiji near where the fish market was located before moving
Kimura is a regular at the New Year auction. He was the successful bidder last year for the most expensive tuna on record, paying more than $3 million for a blue fin tuna. (Reuters)