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Bluefin tuna sells for record $3M at Tokyo auction
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Bluefin tuna sells for record $3M at Tokyo auction

A 612-pound bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) at the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo's popular Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city's waterfront. The winning bid for the prized yet threatened species at the predawn auction Saturday was more than double the 2013 yearly New Year auction. It was paid by Kiyomura Corp., whose owner, Kiyoshi Kimura, runs the Sushi Zanmai chain. Kimura has often won the yearly auction past. The self-styled "Tuna King" said "the quality of the tuna I bought is the best." Japanese broadcaster NHK showed a beaming Kimura saying that he was shocked by the high cost of tuna this year. The auction costs are path above normal for bluefin tuna. The fish ordinarily sells for up to $40 a pound ($88 a kilogram), however the v...