Tokyo A 278 kilogram (612 lb) bluefin tuna washes were sold on Saturday at a record high of 333.6 million yen ($ 3 million) during the first auction in 2019, after the famous branch market was relocated to the Tokyo boardwalk.
The winning bid for the coveted specimen, of a threatened species, more than doubled the amount of the highest price of the 2013 New Year auction
The winner of the auction is Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of Kiyomura Corp. And the restaurant chain Zanmai. Kimura won the annual auction several times.
Japanese television NHK has smiled Kimora and expressed surprise at the high price of Tuna this year. But he added: "The tune I bought was of the best quality."
The auction prices are much higher than usual for bluefin tuna. The regular price of the fish is 88 dollars per kilogram (40 dollars per pound), but the cost reached more than 440 dollars per kilogram ($ 200 per pound) by the end of the year, in particular from the coveted, north of Japan.
Last year's auction was the last auction in Tsukiji before the market was relocated to a former gas plant in Tokyo Bay. The move was repeatedly postponed due to concerns about soil contamination.