A endangered bluefin tuna sells for 14 million yen £ at the first auction of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market. Kiyoshi Kimura, president of a sushi restaurant chain, won the bid. director of Global Tuna Conservation at the Pew Charitable Trusts, More on this story.
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese sushi chain boss has bid a winning 74.2 million yen (for a 212 kilogram (466 pound) bluefin tuna in what.
Kiyoshi Kimura, center, president of Kiyomura Co., poses with a bluefin tuna at his Sushi Zanmai restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.
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Yes Not now It looks like you've previously blocked notifications. If paused, you'll be notified of the number of additional comments that have come in. Kiyoshi Kimura, center, president of Kiyomura Co. A staff member pours water on frozen tuna cuts before the first auction of the year at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday. Pew and a dozen other environmental groups have called for a two-year moratorium on commercial fishing of the species. Sign in here Comments our editors find particularly useful or relevant are displayed in Top Comments , as are comments by users with these badges:. Share this with LinkedIn. Expert keeps cool as live BBC interview gatecrashed by his children. Sponsored content is written by Global News' without any editorial influence by the sponsor. The shift to a new facility on Tokyo Bay was delayed due to soil contamination at the former gas plant site. Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. Japanese are the biggest consumers of the torpedo-shaped bluefin tuna, and surging consumption of sushi has boosted demand, as experts warn the species could go extinct. Giant tuna fetches more than $600,000 USD at Tokyo aution
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