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Bluefin Tuna sold for $736,500 at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market.

A single bluefin tuna sold for a record $736,500 USD at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on January 5, 2012. Wow, a $736,000 tuna.

Fish is the new gold a single 593 pound bluefin tuna sold for a record $736500 USD at the Tsukiji fish market auction in Tokyo Japan The price per pound equals another record $1238 Kiyoshi Kimura the winning bidder and President of Kiyomura Co Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain said he wanted to give Japan a boost after the March 2011 devastating tsunami.

A single 593 poundlb bluefin tuna sold for a record $736500 USD at the Tsukiji fish market auction in Tokyo Japan The best slices can sell for 2000 yen or $24 per piece in Tokyo sushi bars Fish is the new gold.

Kiyoshi Kimura, the winning bidder and President of Kiyomura Co’s Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain, said he wanted to give Japan a boost after the devastating tsunami of March 2011.

The Japanese eat 80 percent of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean bluefins caught, the most sought-after by sushi lovers.

Bluefin tuna is prized for its tender red meat. The best slices can sell for 2,000 yen [$24] per piece in Tokyo sushi bars.

“The flesh is magnificent red and the quality of fat is excellent. It is very delicious. The taste is unbeatable.” – Kiyoshi Kimura

Caught off northeastern Japan, the 593 lb [269 kg] bluefin tuna sold for a price of $1,238 per pound.

A $736,000 tuna. I’m in the wrong line of work. Fish is the “New Gold.”

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