Bluefin tuna goes for $3M at first Tokyo sale of ’19
A 612-pound bluefin tuna sold for a record $3 million at the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city’s waterfront.
The winning bid for the prized but threatened species at the predawn auction Saturday was more than double the 2013 annual New Year auction. It was paid by Kiyomura Corp., whose owner, Kiyoshi Kimura, runs the Sushi Zanmai chain.
A beaming Kimura said he was surprised by the high price of tuna this year, but he added, “The quality of the tuna I bought is the best.”