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Sea of activity at world's largest fish market

"CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell gets an inside look at the high-speed, high-priced world of the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo
Behind the scenes of the world's largest seafood market 02:15

It's barely 6 a.m., but the world's largest fish market in Tokyo is already a sea of activity.

One in every five fish caught on the planet is brought to the Tsukiji Market for auction every year, about 1,800 tons and worth $20 million a day, reports "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell.

Compare that to the biggest fish market in the U.S., the Fulton Fish Market in New York City where 400 tons of seafood is sold daily.

Among the most coveted catches at Tsukiji include blue fin tuna, whose best specimens have fetched more than $1 million each and come from as far away as Norway, Spain and Massachusetts.

Beyond tuna, there's also shrimp, shellfish, wasabi and 400 different kinds of seafood, all sold and shipped out by mid-afternoon.

It's not exactly a warm welcome when they arrive, but there's plenty of interest in snapping up the best catch of the day.

Fishmongers inspect bluefin tuna before the first trading of the new year at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on January 5, 2015. A bluefin tuna was traded at 4.5 million yen (37,500 USD) at the wholesale market on the first trading day of the new year. YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images
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