This $117K Endangered Tuna Will Make Some Expensive Sushi
The owner of a popular chain of sushi restaurants paid $117,000 for a bluefin tuna, a species that's dwindled in numbers due to overfishing.By Jamal Andress | January 5, 2016
After 80 years of hustling and bustling, the world's largest fish market is moving its business to a new, modern complex in Tokyo Bay.
But before the famous Tsukiji market closes its doors, it had its last New Year's auction and sold a really big tuna for an even bigger price.
A 440-pound Pacific bluefin tuna sold for $117,000, which equals about $265 per pound. The new owner of this overpriced fish is Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs a popular chain of sushi restaurants and has been known to splurge at the first auction of the new year.