Nice catch! Japanese 'Tuna King' pays more than S$900,000 for 212kg bluefin tuna

What is the most you have ever paid for a fish?

Japanese sushi entrepreneur Kiyoshi Kimura recently paid 74.2 million yen for a bluefin tuna -- that’s $914,589 in Singapore dollars!

For the sixth year in a row, Mr Kimura, who owns the Sushizanmai sushi restaurant chain, was the highest bidder at the Tokyo Tsukiji fish market’s New Year auction.

His bid was the second-highest since record-keeping began in 1999, NHK World reported. In 2013, Mr Kimura paid US$1.8 million (S$2.58 million) for a bluefin.

The tuna, which weighs in at a whopping 212kg, will be cut and distributed among his restaurants.

"I feel it was a bit expensive, but I am happy that I was able to successfully win at auction a tuna of good shape and size," he said, according to an AFP report via The Straits Times.