Tuesday 28 February 2017

Giant tuna fetches fortune in sale

A giant tuna fish has sold for £110,000 in Japan
A giant tuna fish has sold for £110,000 in Japan

A giant bluefin tuna fish has fetched 177,000 US dollars (£110,000) at Japan's first auction of the year.

Officials at Tokyo's Tsukiji market, the biggest fish wholesale market in the world, said the 512-pound tuna was the priciest since 2001, when a premium tuna brought an all-time record of 220,000 US dollars (£137,000).

Japan is the world's biggest consumer of seafood.

Some 80% of the world's Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tuna, the two species most sought after by sushi lovers, are consumed in Japan.

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