A bluefin tuna fetched just ¥20.84 million Tuesday at the New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market, a price far lower than in previous years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic weighs on the restaurant industry.
The price for the 208-kilogram tuna, caught by a vessel operating out of a port in Oma, Aomori Prefecture, is well below the previous year’s ¥193.2 million paid by a Tokyo-based sushi restaurant chain operator.
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