Bluefin tuna fetches record £254000 at Tokyo auction

Price paid for 342kg fish by sushi restaurants raises conservation fears

Posted on January 05, 2010 by Justin McCurry, The Guardian

A bluefin tuna fetched a record 32.49m yen (£254,000) today at the first auction of the year at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, but the fish's growing popularity across Asia has raised fears it will soon be fished into commercial extinction.

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Issues: Bluefin Tuna