A 278-kilogram (610-pound) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3.1 million, €2.7 million) in the first auction at Japan's new Toyosu market.
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.
The fish sold for a record 333.6 million yen, more than $3 million, The Associated Press reported. The Kiyomura Corp., which Kimura runs, footed the bill at over $5,000 per pound.
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.
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.
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