World’s Most Expensive Tuna Sells for Record $396,000 in Tokyo

The buyer and the broker of the World's most expensive tuna The buyer and the broker of the World’s most expensive tuna Tokyo’s Tsukiji central fish market rang in the new year with a happy new record, a bluefin tuna fetching a highest-ever price at the year’s first auction Wednesday. A giant bluefin tuna fetched a record 32.49 million yen, or nearly $396,000, in Tokyo on Wednesday, in the first auction of the year at the world’s largest wholesale fish market. The price for the 754-pound tuna beat the previous record set in 2001 when a 445-pound fish sold for 20.2 million yen, a spokesman for Tsukiji market said. It was an exceptionally large fish, said the official, Yutaka Hasegawa. But we were all surprised by the price.