593-pound blue fin tuna catches record sushi price
January 5th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Fancy a $50 piece of sushi?

That's what one piece of a 593-pound blue fin tuna sold Thursday at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market for a record $736,000 is worth.

Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs the Sushi-Zanmai chain in Japan, bought the record-setting fish at the first auction of the new year at Japan's main fish market, a popular tourist stop in Tokyo, according to the Tokyo Times.

The previous record for a fish was set at the market in 2011's first sale of the new year, when a Hong Kong restauranteur paid $422,000 for a blue fin. He took that fish to Hong Kong.

Read the full story "Record price paid for massive tuna" on the This Just In blog.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Crystallinity

    This is awful. These fish are endangered. What on earth is wrong with people?

    January 18, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
  2. Frank!

    Yummmm! Sushi!

    January 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  3. cigarlover6

    Inhuman humans!!

    January 13, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
  4. Cizzler

    Looks delicious!

    January 8, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
  5. MicheleG™

    On the Endangered Species list............wonder how long it will take to extinguish this gorgeous animal.

    January 6, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
  6. YourMother

    no body cares

    January 6, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • Charlie "The Tuna"

      I care,Mom.

      January 6, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
  7. gaylela

    For shame. That beautiful animal swimming across the oceans at 65 mph does the world more good than rotting in in a sushi bar about to be sucked up by the overly fed. Shame on Sushi-Zanmai 'chain' and everybody who admires this despicable, insatiable human greed.

    January 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  8. The Witty One™

    Caught fresh at Fukushima!

    January 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply

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