Tuna sold for a record $736,000

Jo Robinson

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

As fears over the dwindling stocks of bluefin tuna increase, so does the price of this desirable fish. And in the first auction of the year at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, a 269kg tuna sold for a record-breaking $736,000 (£475,234).

The price translates to 210,000 yen per kilogram, or $1,238 per pound - also a record, according to Yutaka Hasegawa, a Tsukiji market official.