Tuna soars past $270,000 at Japan's New Year auction

STORY: Location: Tokyo, Japan

A 467-pound bluefin tuna was sold for $272,066

at the New Year auction of Japan’s biggest fish market

Date: January 5, 2023

Bluefin tuna is known as the 'king of sushi'

The health crisis had slashed tuna prices

But this year's top catch was more than double the price of last year's highest bid

The giant tuna was caught off the waters of Aomori prefecture in northern Japan