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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A blue fin tuna caught off Japan fetched over $700,000.00 at auction!

The Associated Press reports that “a bluefin tuna caught off northeastern Japan fetched a record 56.49 million yen, or about $736,000, Thursday in the first auction of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market. The price for the 593-pound (269-kilogram) tuna beat last year's record of 32.49 million yen.”

The story notes that “bluefin tuna is prized for its tender red meat. The best slices of fatty bluefin — called ‘o-toro’ here — can sell for 2,000 yen ($24) per piece at tony Tokyo sushi bars.”

No word about the one that got away...

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