Saturday, January 5, 2019

Thank You, Global Central Bankers: A Bluefin Tuna Sells for $3.1 Million

A bluefin tuna sold for a record $3.1 million at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s new fish market on Saturday, reports The Washington Post.

Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, paid 333.6 million yen for the 613-lb (278-kg) fish at the first auction of the year, and the first to be held at Tokyo’s new Toyosu fish market after last year’s the move from the famous Tsukiji market.

“The tuna looks so tasty and very fresh, but I think I did (pay) a little too much,” Kimura told reporters outside the market later, according to news agencies.



  1. Should have seen the one that got away!
    My God, thats insane.
    What, is the fish used in high end restaurants or something? $50,000 per plate or something?

  2. Me no understand. Even if you assume zero waste after cleaning the fish, a gross exaggeration to say the least, that works out to about $300 per ounce (if my math is right).

    1. And where are the almost 10,000 customers willing to pay $300 for an ounce? Won't be fresh for long.