Giant tuna fetches $177,000 at Japan fish auction

Japanese men load frozen tuna from a cold room on to carts after a tuna auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo in this Jan. 24, 2007 photo. Japan will cut its Atlantic bluefin tuna catch by 23 percent by 2010 in an effort to help preserve stocks of the endangered fish, the country's fisheries agency announced Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

January 5, 2010 11:01:48 AM PST
A giant bluefin tuna fetched 16.3 million yen ($177,000) in an auction Tuesday at the world's largest wholesale fish market in Japan.