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Japan fish auction fizzles as Tokyo’s ‘Tuna King’ fails to bid, citing pandemic woes

Tokyo’s annual New Year tuna auction ended Tuesday without the usual jaw-dropping bidding war, with the country’s “Tuna King” holding back on gunning for the top fish, citing the pandemic woes affecting the restaurant industry.The most expensive fish of the day – a 208-kilogram (459-pound) bluefin caught off the northern Aomori region of Japan, known for its quality tuna – was bought by another bidder for 20.84 million yen (US$202,000).Japanese fishing boats told to look elsewhere for catch as…

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