05 Jan '12, 4am

269kg bluefin tuna fetches a record $948k at Japan auction

269kg bluefin tuna fetches a record $948k at Japan auction

Sushi-Zanmai owner, a sushi restuarant chain, Kiyoshi Kimura (R) poses next to a 269 kilogram bluefin tuna he purchased on the first trading day of the new year at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on Jan 5, 2012. The bluefin tuna was traded at 56.5 million yen (724,000 US dollars) at the wholesale market auction. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (AFP) - A deep-pocketed restaurateur shelled out nearly three-quarters of a million dollars for a single tuna fish at Japan's Tsukiji fish market on Thursday, smashing a previous record. The 269-kilogramme bluefin - caught off the coast of Japan's northern Aomori prefecture - stood at an eye-popping 56.49 million yen (S$948,483) when the hammer came down in the first auction of the year. The figure dwarfs the previous high of 32.49 million yen paid at last year's inaugural auction at Tsukiji, a huge working market that also features on many Tokyo to...

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