1000-Pound Bluefin Tuna Caught Near Nova Scotia To Yield 20,000 Pieces Of Sushi

Captain Ahab spent years chasing the white whale Moby Dick around the world — and (spoiler alert!) didn’t even manage to catch him in the end. Meanwhile, when 30-year-old fisherman Marc Towers set to work trying to catch a gigantic bluefin tuna earlier this week off the coast of Nova Scotia, it took him only two hours to get it on his boat. The tuna ended up weighing 1000 pounds — half a ton. Pete Thomas of GrindTV.com noted that this falls well short of the record 1496-pounder caught by Ken Fraser in 1979. But according to The Daily Mail, it’s big enough that it will likely fetch more than $30,000 when it’s sold in Japan — and that it will eventually yield about 20,000 individual pieces of tuna.Here’s a photo of Towers with his mondo fish, taken from his Facebook page:Read More…
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1000-Pound Bluefin Tuna Caught Near Nova Scotia To Yield 20,000 Pieces Of Sushi


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