Tuna nets $37,000 in Tokyo auction
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A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than $37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish. The 180.4 kilogram (380) pound tuna, caught off Japan's northern region of Aomori, fetched a winning bid of ¥4.51 million ($37,480) said an official at the Tsukiji fish market. The bid marked the second consecutive decline at the annual new year sales, after a record ¥155.4 million was paid in 2013- driven by a bidding war led by a Hong Kong restaurant chain - for a slightly larger fish of similar quality.
Tuna nets $37,000 in Tokyo auction. (2015, January 6). Business World, p. S1/9.
- BusinessWorld