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What’s the highest price ever paid for a tuna?

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Asked by: Richard Millard

Sushi magnate Kiyoshi Kimura stunned foodies around the world in 2019 when he paid a record-high 333.6 million yen ($2.9 million) for a single bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year.

How much is a giant tuna worth?

BELFAST, Maine — Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the most prized fish in the world, and on the open market, a 600-pound fish might sell for as much as $10,000.

How much is a 1000 lb bluefin tuna worth?

The Chinese news service Xinghua in March put the average price of bluefin tuna in Japan around $10,000 for a single fish. That’s a lot, even for a fish that can weight more than 1,000 pounds. But Kimura paid 70 times than that more for his New Year’s delicacy: $1,238-per-pound.

How much is a 60 pound tuna worth?

The Boy’s Toy weighed a 25 pound mahi this afternoon that is worth $20,000 and Fish in OC partner boat Reel Chaos with Captain Anthony Matarese weighed a 60 pound longfin tuna worth about $80,000.

What is a 700 lb bluefin tuna worth?

Teen girl and dad reel in gigantic 700-pound tuna after 10 hour fight – and it’s worth approximately $7,000 in sushi. An 18-year-old girl from Massachusetts caught a 700-pound Bluefin tuna — after she and her dad took turns reeling it in for 10 hours on Friday.

How big is the biggest tuna ever caught?

1,496 pounds

World Record Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Catches
The largest one currently on record belongs to fisherman Ken Fraser, who caught a bluefin tuna off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada in 1979. That fish weighed in at an astounding 1,496 pounds!

What is the biggest tuna in the world?

Atlantic bluefin

The largest tuna ever recorded was an Atlantic bluefin caught off Nova Scotia that weighed 1,496 pounds.

How much does a tuna fisherman make?

Salary Ranges for Deckhand Tuna Boats
The salaries of Deckhand Tuna Boats in the US range from $36,453 to $53,142 , with a median salary of $42,703 . The middle 50% of Deckhand Tuna Boats makes between $42,703 and $46,177, with the top 83% making $53,142.

Do tuna eat humans?

Debunking fishy satire: ′bluefin tuna wouldn′t eat humans′ | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW | 21.04. 2016.