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.