The year’s first auction at Tomari Fish Market

The year's first auction at Tomari Fish Market

At 5 a.m. on January 5, buyers bid on tunas and other fish at the year's first auction at Tomari Fish Market.

January 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the early morning of January 5, fishery and government officials prayed for a safe, bumper and prosperous year for business at the first auction of 2015 at Tomari Fish Market in Naha. The market resounded with the excited voices of middlemen. Buyers mainly bid on fresh tuna and marlins.

About 44 tons, almost all tuna (40 tons), was landed on the day. The highest price was paid for bigeye tuna, with 3,500 yen per one kilogram recorded. Three thousand yen per one kilogram was bid on high-class fish red-spotted rockcod.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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