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Photo of the Day: A $70K Tuna

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:43am

Sushi restauranteur Kiyoshi Kimura purchased a 507-pound bluefin tuna at an auction before cutting it at his restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Kimura paid 7.36 million yen (about $70,000) for the bluefin tuna in the year's celebratory first auction.

(AP) — Sushi restauranteur Kiyoshi Kimura poses with a 507-pound (230-kilogram) bluefin tuna he bought at an auction before cutting it at his restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

Kimura paid 7.36 million yen (about $70,000) for the bluefin tuna in the year's celebratory first auction, just one-twentieth of what he paid a year earlier despite signs the species is in serious decline. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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