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.
This is awful. These fish are endangered. What on earth is wrong with people?
On the Endangered Species list............wonder how long it will take to extinguish this gorgeous animal.
no body cares
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.
Caught fresh at Fukushima!
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