That's A Big Ass Tuna

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Really. It is.

A giant bluefin tuna fetched 16.3 million yen ($177,000) in an auction Tuesday at the world's largest wholesale fish market in Japan.

The 513-pound (233-kilogram) fish was the priciest since 2001 when a 440-pound (200-kilogram) tuna sold for a record 20.2 million yen at Tokyo's Tsukiji market.

The gargantuan tuna was bought and shared by the owners of a Japanese sushi restaurant and a Hong Kong-based sushi bar, said a market representative on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information.