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>> A hefty price for a big catch. Setting the record at Tokyo's new fish market's first auction of the year. This 613 pound blue fin tuna sold for more than 3 million dollars Saturday.>>
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> The buyer of the prized but endangered species was Sushi restaurant owner, Kiyoshi Kimura, who is no stranger to paying top price for big fish, but even he was shocked at the final price tag.
00:00:33
>> I expected the tuna would be between 30 million and 50 million yen, or highest, 60 million yen, or half a million dollars, but it ended up five times more expensive.>> Like most of Japan, Kimura takes his fish seriously. In 2013, he paid the previous record of $1.4 million for a fish.
00:00:56
And while he is happy with his new catch.>> The tuna looks so tasty because it's fat and very fresh.>> It's a good tuna, but I think I did too much.>> For six straight years, Kimura held the record for top price paid for a single fish at the New Years' auction.
00:01:18
Until last year, when someone else paid the highest price. But now, it looks like Kimura's back on top.