Kimaru's purchase, although costly, wasn't even the highest amount paid for a tuna -- at last year's auction, the businessman paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a 612-pound fish.
A giant bluefin tuna is the most expensive fish fetched 16.3 million yen, which is equivalent to $177,000, in an auction at the world’s largest fish market in Japan. The 513-pound fish was purchased by anonymous owners of Japan and Hong-Kong based sushi restaurants, and is the most expensive fish since 2001, when a 440-pound tuna sold for a whopping 20.2 million yen at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market.
The record priced fish weighed 612 lbs, putting the cost per pound in almost $5,000. Japan as a country is the greatest consumer of Tuna on earth. However, little had we understood that the nation’s obsession with all the fish could have its small business community spending a fortune to sample fish!
Copper River King Salmon are the Cadillac of fish, and this year they're going for record wholesale prices of $50 a pound. But some fish lovers have found ways to catch it for less.
Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant blue fin tuna at Tokyo's first new year's auction on Saturday.
When I can afford it, I serve the white fish baked with a glaze of butter, mayonnaise, and whole grain Dijon mustard. During a summer visit to my local fish shop—Mad Dog Crabs in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island—fresh halibut fillets sold for CAN $6.38 per 100 grams, compared with $5.28 for sablefish and $3.74 for sockeye salmon.
PH: Two years ago I got $47.02 per pound for a July 12 fish. I had brought in one of the only tuna that on the market at that time. To this day, I still have the text from the buyer saved on my phone. DC: $33 per pound was my highest price payout. TM: $32 a pound for a 497-pound (dressed) fish. Tell me about your most memorable tuna experience.
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Most of the time, ambergris is found on the beach after it’s washed up by the tide. So far, a Saudi trader has already made an offer to buy the ambergris for 13,500 Omani rials per kilogram, putting the grand total to just over 1 million rials (about US$2.8 million), though Al Sinani will most likely wait for an auction to sell the treasure ...