Sushi king pays record $3.1m for endangered bluefin tuna in Japan | World news | The Guardian

Sushi king pays record $3.1m for endangered bluefin tuna in Japan | World news | The Guardian

A record $3.1 m (£2.4 m) has been paid for a giant bluefin tuna at Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year.

The winning bid for the prized but endangered species at the predawn auction was more than double the 2013 annual New Year auction.

The 278 kg fish (612 pounds) was caught off Japan’s northern coast.

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