Skip to comments.Japan Bluefin Tuna Fetches Record $1.7m
Posted on 01/07/2013 12:55:53 AM PST by nickcarraway
A single bluefin tuna has sold in Japan for 155m yen ($1.7m; £1.05m), almost triple the record price set last year.
High bids traditionally mark the year's first auction at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market.
Even the buyer, sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura, who also paid out the record price last year, said the cost was "a bit high".
The sale came amid continued warnings from environmentalists that tuna stocks are dwindling and overfished.
This year's record-breaking fish was caught off north-eastern Japan and weighed in at 222kg (489lbs), some 47kg lighter than last year's prize-winner, which fetched 56m yen.
The prices do not necessarily reflect quality or size and are more linked to publicity and setting the tone for the business year.
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“We’re gonna need a bigger wasabi”
Yum yum !
Koreans in the photo not Japanese .
On June 28, 2011.
Kyushu ( where I live ) chain owner ( 30 shops ) bough this fish . http://www.zanmai.co.jp/
They deliver , too .
Kyushu ( where I live ) chain owner ( 30 shops ) bought this fish . http://www.zanmai.co.jp/
They deliver , too .
Lucky you! Looks like they only deliver, or are there restaurants, too? I’m kind of familiar with the area of the first 8 or 10 locations.
That’s a pretty good size Bill Parcells, there.
Tuna and chef.
Obviously South Koreans, there is no little fat guy in the picture,
How will this work out 'per can'?
WOW, and it’s been pre-cooked by radiation too.
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Dibs on the otoro.
They have Kaiten as well . http://www.zanmai.co.jp/kaiten/kaiten-top.html
I scored about a 3% on that quiz.
Tulipmania ping. Thanks nickcarraway.
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