1st bluefin of season sells for NT$1.68 million in Pingtung

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/24
By Kuo Chu-chen and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The first bluefin tuna caught by Taiwanese fishermen in 201504240040t0001waters off Taiwan this season was auctioned Friday for NT$1.68 million (US$54,000) in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan.

The fish, caught by Pingtung Donggang-registered fishing boat Man Ta Feng No.12 (滿大豐12號), weighted 366 kilograms, breaking the previous record of 320 kg.

At the auction, which was presided over by Pingtung Magistrate Pan Meng-an (潘孟安) and Fishery Agency Director-General Tsay Tzu-yaw (蔡日耀), the tuna was sold to a local seafood restaurant for NT$4,600 per kg.     [FULL  STORY]

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