Japanese restaurant tuna bought for 1.8 million dollars

Japanese restaurant tuna bought for 1.8 million dollars

at the fish market in Tokyo's Tsukiji district, the first in 2013, an auction for the sale of tuna. 222-pound Atlantic tuna was sold for 155, 4 million yen (about 1, 8 million US dollars) - During the auction record price per fish was installed.

Japanese restaurant tuna bought for 1.8 million dollars

tuna buyer was president of the local chain restaurants Kiyoshi Kimura. According to him, the final price for the Atlantic bluefin tuna was "a bit of a tall." "I wanted to meet the expectations of its customers, who said they wanted to try this year the best Japanese tuna. I hope this will help to raise Japan's tuna mood "- said Kimura.

Japanese restaurant tuna bought for 1.8 million dollars

The President of the restaurant chain announced that he intends to sell tuna at 398 yen (about five dollars) per serving, which is considerably less than the real price of fish (based on the final value of the lot, one piece of tuna would cost visitors institutions Kimura 325 dollars).

Japanese restaurant tuna bought for 1.8 million dollars

The previous record price for tuna on the Japanese fish auction was set in 2012. Then for tuna paid 56, 49 million yen. The buyer of the fish also made Kiyoshi Kimura.

Japanese restaurant tuna bought for 1.8 million dollars

In Japan account for three quarters of the global tuna catch. In the country it is highly valued as an ingredient for sushi. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies ordinary Atlantic tuna species threatened with extinction. However, to ban production of this fish is not yet possible; blocks the process of the ban mainly Japan.