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A bluefin tuna that was auctioned for 193 million Japanese yen.(REUTERS)

Tuna sold at a whopping $1.8 million in Tokyo auction

By Reuters | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 02:43 PM IST
The successful bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, the head of the company that runs sushi restaurant chain “Sushizanmai”.
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A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen (Rs 21 crore) in the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city’s waterfront.(AFP)
A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen (Rs 21 crore) in the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city’s waterfront.(AFP)

World’s most-prized fish: Endangered tuna sold for Rs 21 crore in Japan

By Associated Press | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 10:26 PM IST
The winning bid for the prized but threatened species of bluefin tuna at the predawn auction in Japan on Saturday was more than double the 2013 annual New Year auction.
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