Photos: Massive bluefin tuna sells for $632,000

A massive bluefin tuna went for a cool $632,000 at an auction in Tokyo on Thursday.

Kiyomura Corp. owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid 74.2 million yen for the 466-pound fish at the annual New Year auction at the Tsukiji market, AP reported.

Kimura is a sushi chain owner, who often wins the auction.

The Japanese continue to be the biggest consumers of bluefin tuna, a species that many environmental experts say could go extinct due to extreme overfishing. 

The massive bluefin tuna was caught off the coast of northern Japan.

PHOTOS: Massive bluefin tuna sells for $632,000 USD

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