World’s Most Expensive Tuna Sells For Incredible $1.76 Million At Tokyo Fish Auction
When it comes to Tuna fish it seems that the Japanese know their fish. Last Saturday a Bluefin Tuna was sold at the Tokyo fish market auction house for a whopping $1.76 , almost three times more then the previous record which was set last year, making it the most expensive tuna fish ever sold worldwide. Just to give the numbers some meaning , the price works out to a incredible 700,000 yen per kilogram, or $3,603 per pound.
80% of the Bluefin Tuna caught worldwide is being used by the Japanese, the fish’s tender pink and red meat is prized for Sushi and Sashimi. The high price is due to the fact that this Tuna fish is becoming more rare because of overfishing, the stocks of all three Bluefin species, The Pacific, Southern and Atlantic – have fallen over the past 15 years. The lucky winner of this auction, the president of Kiyomura Co, a Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain, said “the price was a bit high,” but that he wanted to “encourage Japan”.