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Price of bluefin tuna dives at Tokyo auction

January 6, 2014
By ELAINE KURTENBACH , The Associated Press

TOKYO - Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid 7.36 million yen (about $70,000) for a 507-pound (230-kilogram) bluefin tuna in the year's celebratory first auction at Tokyo's Tsukiji market on Sunday, just 5 percent of what he paid a year earlier despite signs that the species is in serious decline.



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