Fancy a $50 piece of sushi?
That's what one piece of a 593-pound blue fin tuna sold Thursday at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market for a record $736,000 is worth.
Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs the Sushi-Zanmai chain in Japan, bought the record-setting fish at the first auction of the new year at Japan's main fish market, a popular tourist stop in Tokyo, according to the Tokyo Times.
The previous record for a fish was set at the market in 2011's first sale of the new year, when a Hong Kong restauranteur paid $422,000 for a blue fin. He took that fish to Hong Kong.
Kimura said he wanted to keep this year's top tuna in Japan. It was caught off Amori prefecture.
"We tried very hard to win the bidding, so that we could give Japan a boost and have Japanese people eat the most delicious tuna," the Mainichi Daily News quoted him as saying.
Despite the record price Kimura paid, pieces of the prize fish are expected to sell for around $5 in his restaurants.
The ironic thing is that the bigger the tuna, the more toxins in its flesh.
its a shame that these fish are being marketed into extinction
Specifically, this is a Blue Fin tuna, which you are correct is endangered. Why otherwise highly intelligent Asian cultures an be so blind to common sense when following "tradition" or "medicine" is mind boggling.
I'd rather eat the three tunas on the left.
Well, enjoy them. Tuna won't be around much longer.... We've about fished them out.
LOL you can't really believe that, can you?
Typical hoes in the background. Sad how women allow themselves to be degraded in every culture.
I'm confused by your comment Puckles. The women in the back ground are waitresses, not cheerleaders. Do you find yourself disturbed because these women are vastly more attractive than yourself or are you just opposed to women actually working? I think you should make a new New Years Resolution and stop being a troll. No one says you HAVE to be what society decrees is beautiful but it would be nice if you tried not to Hate so much. I find your comment tasteless and nonsensical. Sorry.
Well lets try dolphin! Oh yummy
every culture needs slampieces!
feel sad for the tuna, looks majestic ,3 quarters of a million ,i mean you can dine on human beings in tenth of that price in developing or underdeveloped countries
i buy records at goodwill for 99¢. these guys are paying way too much.
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