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The Japanese "Tuna King" will pay a record of 3 million dollars for a giant tuna – BBC News



Without a doubt, it is the most expensive tuna that has been remembered.

A Japanese sushi mogul recorded on Saturday US $ 3.1 million for a giant tuna New auction market in Tokyo for the first year auction.

du "rweather totún "Kiyoshi Kimura bought 278 kilos of tuna for a species that is endangered.

That is it Each pound per fish you have It amounted to $ 11,151.

But it's not the first time Kiyoshi Kimura's lucky auction.

In 2013, US $ 1.4 million was diverted for a tuna. At that time, the price also established a record.

Sushi retailers and owners of chains, like Kimura, often pay at high prices for good fish at the first auction.

Tuna auction in Japan.
At the Japanese auction for the first year, the highest price of fish is obtained.

"I bought a good tuna"Kimura told AFP after the tender.

"The price was higher than expected, but I hope our customers eat excellent tuna."

Kimura has been the highest auction in the seven-year auction of the last seven years.

Kiyoshi Kimura eats the tuna
Kiyoshi Kimura is famous for its first annual auction tuna.

Decreased scarcity record

Study of Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC correspondent in Tokyo

In a normal day, similar sized fish were sold around US $ 60,000.

On Saturday, in general, Kimura is a state of affairs that creates a great deal of sushi.

Also, due to the lack of Pacific tuna, that is basically the World Wildlife Fund list. Endangered species.

In 2018, the Japanese coastline was reduced and the price of this species in Tokio increased by more than 40% in the middle of last year.


The 2019 auction was the first annual sale in an old gas factory in the new fish market Toyosu, open in October

In the previous location, Tsukiji opened in 1935 and became the largest fish market in the world and a popular tourist attraction.

However, concerns about fire-fighting regulations and hygiene control led to a more modern and more modern market.

Governor of Tokyo, Yuri Koike.
The Tokyo governor, Yuri Koike, has taken part in the first auction of the new year of Toyosu.

According to the Red List of Endangered Species of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Atlantic Tuna "is in danger", while the Pacific is "vulnerable".

Last month, Japan announced that it will restart the commercial whale.

The country said that the International Whaling Commission prohibited the commercial whale in 1986 after some species have disappeared.

The Conservation Team warned that the measure would have serious consequences.


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