Sushi king pays record $3.1m for endangered bluefin tuna in Japan

(www.theguardian.com)

The winning auction bid for the enormous tuna was more than double the price fetched five years ago. […] The winning auction bid for the enormous tuna was more than double the price fetched five years ago.

Who gets the money? The fisherman who caught the tuna, or someone else? I don’t understand how a fish can cost this much money …