Record-breaking tuna caught off Wakayama port

posted on January 26, 2016

A longline fishing boat recently caught a 417-kilogram tuna off the coast here, the heaviest to be landed on Katsuura fishing port, according to local fish market sources.

The enormous tuna, unloaded at the port on Jan. 24, broke the previous mark of 411 kg for Katsuura port, which was recorded in 2015. Katsuura port boasts one of the largest annual amounts of landed tuna in Japan.

The big fish was caught on Jan. 22 in waters about 180 kilometers south of the fishing port by the No. 1 Kaishin Maru longline fishing boat, based in Kawaminami, Miyazaki Prefecture.

source by asah
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