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Bluefin Tuna Sold for $320,000 in 1st Tsukiji Sale of '18

Thursday, 04 January 2018 06:38 PM

TOKYO (AP) — Local media reports say an 892 pound (405 kilogram) bluefin tuna has sold for 36.5 million yen ($320,000) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo.

The winning bid Friday for the prized but threatened species was well below the record 155.4 million yen bid at 2013's annual New Year auction. This year's top per kilogram price, for a smaller tuna, was $1,419 per kilogram, compared with about $7,930 per kilogram for the 2013 record-setting auction price.

Last year's New Year auction was supposed to be the last at Tsukiji's current location, as was the New Year auction the year before. The market's shift to a new facility on a former gas plant site on Tokyo Bay has been repeatedly delayed.

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Local media reports say an 892 pound (405 kilogram) bluefin tuna has sold for 36.5 million yen ($320,000) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo.The winning bid Friday for the prized but threatened species was well below...
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