The world’s most expensive tuna was sold for 3.1 million dollars in 2019

The world’s most expensive tuna was sold for 3.1 million dollars in 2019


2019.02.06

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

The world’s most expensive tuna was sold for 3.1 million dollars in 2019

Kiyoshi Kimura, the man behind the popular local sushi chain Sushizanmai made headlines around the world in January 2019 when he paid a whopping 333.6 million yen ($3.1 million US) for a 278-kilogram bluefin tuna. Caught off the coast of northern Japan's Aomori prefecture, the fish ended up costing Kimura about five times more than he thought he’d have to pay for it. Previous to this he had the record for highest price paid for a single fish at the new year's auction for a six-year streak until in 2017 when the owner of a competing chain outbid him, so it’s fair to assume Kimura’s move was about more than just tuna.

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