World’s most expensive tuna sold for a record $736,000 in Japan

Its a known fact that Japanese love their seafood. So it comes as no surprise that recently a bluefin tuna was sold for a record price. At the first auction of the year in the Tsukiji fish market, the bluefish tuna, a priced delicacy used to make sushi was sold for 56.49 m yen which is US$736,000. It is almost double the price of the bluefin tuna that broke the record last year at $400,000. Mr. Kiyoshi Kimura a shushi restauranteur bought the pricy tuna. The tuna which weight around 593 lb was caught near the Aomori Prefecture which was one of the areas devastated by last year Tsunami.

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In his statement Mr. Kimura told the reporters that he wanted to keep the tuna in Japan rather than let it get taken overseas. Japan consume about 80% of seafood annually and the first auction in January usually is where the record prices are set.
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