Massive fish lures huge crowd

A 300-kilo bluefin tuna was displayed, and filleted, at the food and agricultural products pavilion of the CIIE. The tuna was pulled only days ago from the Mediterranean Sea.

The food and agricultural products pavilion at the China International Import Expo was packed on Wednesday morning, with many people craning to see a 300-kilogram tuna that was filleted on site.

Edited by Zhong Youyang.

Massive fish lures huge crowd
Wang Weiqiu / Ti Gong

The 300-kilogram tuna awaits dismemberment.

The tuna, brought to the expo by Spanish company Albo, was pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea on November 2. The massive fish arrived at the expo venue on Tuesday night.

The company invited Japanese chefs to dismember the tuna, cuts of which were served as sashimi.

According to the company, the fish was a bluefin tuna, a rare and highly prized species.

Last year, the company brought a bluefin tuna to the first import expo which weighed 250 kilograms.

Massive fish lures huge crowd
Wang Weiqiu / Ti Gong

The food and agricultural pavilion is packed with people looking for a glimpse, or a taste, of a massive bluefin tuna from the Mediterranean.

Massive fish lures huge crowd
Wang Weiqiu / Ti Gong
Massive fish lures huge crowd
Wang Weiqiu / Ti Gong

Chefs display the tuna's head to the crowd.

Massive fish lures huge crowd
Wang Weiqiu / Ti Gong

Chefs hold a slice of tuna fillet.

Massive fish lures huge crowd
Wang Weiqiu / Ti Gong

Bluefin tuna is considered a top ingredients in many gourmet dishes.  

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