This fish sold for 18 million dollars!
How far can you get for love of food? Well, for most of us, the answer to this may be limited to traveling to distant lands or exploring several unknown kitchens, but the king of Japanese tuna sets a benchmark for tuna lovers by buying a huge bluefin tuna with a weight of 276 kg worth USD 1.8 million during an auction at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market earlier this week.
Kiyoshi Kimura, the Japanese sushi tycoon, started 2020 by buying a huge tuna worth USD 1.8 million during an auction at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market on Sunday.
Kimura, who describes himself as a King of Tuna and owns a restaurant chain called Sushi Zanmai, bought the 276 kilogram bluefin species, NHK reported.
The price of fish may surprise people, but it is not the highest paid for a tuna. During the same auction last year, a business tycoon bought a fish that weighed 278 kilograms for USD 3.1 million.
According to NHK, the gigantic Pisces was captured in the northern city of Japan, Aomori.
According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, bluefin is the largest species in the tuna family and has a lifespan of 40 years.
Blue fins are endangered species and can weigh around 680 kg and reach 10 feet long.