In Tokyo yesterday, two sushi-bar owners bought a 282-pound bluefin tuna for $104,400, or about $370 a pound. This is the highest price paid for tuna since 2001, the AP reported. The fish was only one of three Oma bluefin available, compared to 41 up for auction in 2008. The buyers, one from Hong Kong and one from Japan, will share the fish.
Premium Tuna Sells for $104,400 in Auction [AP via WSJ]