Massive bluefin tuna reels in almost $800,000 at Tokyo auction

Massive bluefin tuna reels in almost $800,000 at Tokyo auction
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The most expensive piece of seafood at Tokyo’s largest fish market sold for a ton-a money at auction on the opening day of business.

The mammoth bluefin tuna weighing nearly 525 pounds was purchased by seafood wholesaler Yamayuki and a sushi chain for nearly $800,000.

Yamayuki and sushi chain Onodera group have purchased the market’s priciest fish of the new season for four years running.

“If we were going to do it, we wanted to win,” Yamayuki president Yukitaka Yamaguchi told a throng of reporters that had assembled upon the auction’s conclusion.

The next stop for the supersized tuna, caught off the coast of Aomori Prefecture, will be Onodera, a Michelin-starred sushi restaurant in the Japanese capital’s ritzy Ginza district, The Japan Times writes.

Although the sky-high price tag for the quarter-ton bluefin didn’t set any records — it…

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