New Year, New Bluefin Tuna Prices

blue-fin-tuna-tsukiji-market-sundays-groceryThe new year has brought along an insanely high-priced bluefin tuna. Sold at Tsukiji Fish Market for US$632,000 during the annual auction that starts the year, this fish was won by Kiyamura Corp. and Sushi Zanmai chain owner, Kiyoshi Kimura. This tuna isn't their first extravagant purchase - in 2013, they won the bid for a record-high $1.76 million bluefin tuna.While bluefin tuna are prized delicacies in Japan, they're an endangered species that are said to be extinct due to overfishing. Image Courtesy BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images