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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 04:22 AM
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Japan tuna sale smashes record
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Source: BBC

A bluefin tuna has been sold for three quarters of a million dollars in Tokyo - a price almost double last year's record sale.

The bluefin tuna, prized for making the finest sushi, fetched 56.49m yen ($736,000, 472,125) at Tsukiji fish market's first auction of the year.

The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of a sushi restaurant chain. <snip>

The 269kg (593lb) tuna also set a record for price by weight, market official Yutaka Hasegawa said. The total price translates to 210,000 yen ($2,737, 1,755) per kilogram.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-16421231
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