TOKYO | Bluefin goes for $3 million at 1st 2019 sale at Tokyo market

5Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

TOKYO —Jan 05, 2019—A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) at the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city’s waterfront.

The winning bid for the prized but threatened species at the predawn auction Saturday was more than double the 2013 annual New Year auction.

It was paid by Kiyomura Corp., whose owner, Kiyoshi Kimura, runs the Sushi Zanmai chain.

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