Bluefin Tuna Sells for Over $1.7 Million at Tokyo Auction

Posted on January 6, 2013

Bloomberg reports that a Bluefin tuna sold for a record 155.4 million yen ($1.76 million) at a Tokyo auction. The Telegraph says this was nearly three times as high as last year's record tuna auction price. The tuna weighed in at 489 pounds. The tuna was purchased by Kiyoshi Kimura, the president of Kiyoumura, a sushi restaurant chain. The Telegraph says environmentalists believe new tuna data is expected to show Bluefin tuna is on the decline in the Pacific. Take a look:



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