A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction.
After more than eight decades, the world's biggest and oldest fish market has held its final tuna auction before shutting down as a part of 2020 Olympics preparations. Industry members worry about the impact of the temporary halt.
The Jorf Altorba dam supports an aquaculture industry so vibrant that fish are also sold at markets in neighbouring Tunisia.
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