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Jan 13, 2008

Tuna Sells for Record $55,700


If you have ever wondered how the price of sushi can get so high, this might help explain.

Recently, the world’s largest fish market in Tokyo, Japan had it’s first auction of 2008. At the Tsukiji market about 2,904 bluefin tuna were sold, including one that set the record for most expensive.

A Hong Kong sushi restaurant owner paid a record 55,700 dollars for a huge bluefin tuna that was caught off Japan’s northern region of Aomori.

Japan, who consume about 25% of the all tuna caught, is moving towards limiting bluefin tuna fishing in its own waters in a bid to help protect the species from extinction.