Snow crab auctioned for record $46,000
Published : Friday, 8 November, 2019 at 4:33 PM Count : 301
A snow crab caught in Japan was auctioned for a record $46,000, the prefecture's fisheries association announced.
The Tottori Prefecture Fisheries Association said the 2.7 pound itsukiboshi crab, which boasts a 5.7-inch shell, was caught at the start of the fishing season Tuesday and was sold at the first auction of the season at Tottori port.
The crab fetched a high bid of $46,000 from crab seller Kanemasa Hamashita Shoten. The company previously set a world record last year when it paid $18,300 for a crab auctioned in the same place.
"We came to this year's first auction hoping that we would bid the world's highest price again," a representative for the company told Kyodo News. "I believe it is a good crab filled with meat."
The representative said the crab is destined for a restaurant in the Ginza shopping district of Tokyo.-UPI.com