A single bluefin tuna has sold in Japan for 155m yen ($1.7m; £1.05m), almost triple the record price set last year. The price works out at about $7,600 per kg ($3,500/lb).
High bids traditionally mark the year's first auction at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market even the buyer, sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura, who also paid out the record price last year, said the cost was "a bit high".
Japan consumes more than half of the world's bluefin catch and most of Tuna caught in the world are shipped there
|The winning bidder, Kiyoshi Kimura (centre), president of Kiyomura Co., operates the Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain|
This bluefin tuna sold for a record £1.09million at a Tokyo auction today, nearly three times the previous high set last year