Kiyomura Corp. owner Kiyoshi Kimura posed, beaming, after the predawn New Year auction with the gleaming, man-sized fish, which was caught off the coast of northern Japan's Aomori prefecture.
This year's winning bid is the second highest in the auction's history.
The boss of a Japanese sushi chain bought a 467-pound bluefin tuna for $632,000 at an auction Thursday, and that's not even the most he has ever paid.
The New Year's tuna auction in 2016 was expected to be the last at the Tsukiji market.
That was well above last year's winning bid of 14 million yen, but half the record 155 million yen paid in 2013. He often wins the annual auction - earning him the nickname the "tuna king".
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Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the world's most famous fish markets handling thousands of tons of seafood daily
However, the relocation plan was postponed over concerns about soil pollution and other problems connected to the new site.
A report by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean past year put the population of bluefin tuna at 2.6 per cent of its "unfished" size, down from an earlier assessment of 4.2 per cent.
The Tokyo government expects to have a clearer idea on the safety of the new site this year. "It is happening because these fish are valuable and prized and culturally important, and also because people want to eat Bluefin tuna since it tastes great". Scientific assessments completed in July showed that the number of Pacific bluefin has fallen to just 2.6 percent of its original estimated size.
Conservation groups are calling for a moratorium on commercial fishing of the species because of numbers falling to dangerously low levels.
Jamie Gibbon, officer for global tuna conservation at the Pew Charitable Trusts, told the Guardian that the Pacific Bluefin may not have much longer if fishing trends remain the same.
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