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Fisherwoman catches world record 64 STONE tuna (worth $2.02m or 3162 tins) but she's going to get i

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posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:15 PM
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I did a quick search and nothing came up.



It could be worth up to $2million, make 2,875 sandwiches, and has been hailed a 'Picasso of the sea'... but Donna Pascoe wants to stuff her record-breaking tuna catch and hang it on her wall.

The game fisherwoman battled for more than four hours the 411.6kg (64 stone) Pacific bluefin before finally reeling in the high-speed leviathan - thought to be the largest ever caught with a rod and line.

She hooked the fish - which is twice the size of a tuna sold at a Japanese auction last year for $1.09million - using a 60lb line near the Three Kings Islands off Cape Reinga of New Zealand.




But she can't sell it because it was not caught on a commercial vessel

www.dailymail.co.uk...
As a fisherman myself I can only imagine haulibg in a fish this big.

Wow




posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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She hooked the fish - which is twice the size of a tuna sold at a Japanese auction last year for $1.09million


1.9 Million Yen? I don't see how a fish is worth that much in dollars...

Nevermind... Who knew? More expensive than silver...

newsfeed.time.com...


On Saturday morning around 5 a.m., a 222-kilogram bluefin tuna was sold at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market for an all-time high of 155.4 million yen, or 1.8 million dollars, at the annual new year auction, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK reported. That equals $8,000 per kilo of tuna, making the marbled, richly-flavoured tuna roughly eight times more expensive than silver.

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posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:23 PM
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Other than the sport of catching it, what is the appeal of a Big ol tuna that makes it worth over 2M bucks? Is it just that they can charge customers more for the thrill of eating a big ol tuna fish?



posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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Depending on how the meat is graded, Tuna can be the most valuable fish on the planet.



posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:27 PM
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I think it is the quality of meat.

I'm not sure though, my tuna experise comes from the reality tv show.lol
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posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:34 PM
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I've caught bluefin before off the Mexico / San Diego banks. Tuna has three grades depending on the fat content. The more fat the more flavor and value. Deep red tuna is the cheapest. Light reddish pink is the highest quality. At the fish markets they take a paper thin slice if the meat to be sold and allow you to hold it up to the light to judge the fat content and quality.

One bummer about recreationally catching bluefin is that you cant take it to the local sushi bar and ask them to make hou a bunch if bluefin sushi cause its againt health code fir them to accept the fish. trust me ive tried.



posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:35 PM
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I just realize that I misspelled hauling in the op.

Sorry instead of fixing it and my phone turning the whole thread in a wreck i'll just leave it.

Liejunkie has fat finger syndrome, I apologize.



posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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As a fisherman my self , it's ALL about the quality of the meat !

I am no tuna fisherman ,but i am a commercial fisherman in ALASKA , i have heard plenty of fish tails , But believe me when i say their is PLENTY of money to be made in fishing ;-)

You can have a 400lb tuna and it sell less than a 300 lb tuna ..

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posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 08:50 PM
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liejunkie01
I did a quick search and nothing came up.



It could be worth up to $2million, make 2,875 sandwiches, and has been hailed a 'Picasso of the sea'... but Donna Pascoe wants to stuff her record-breaking tuna catch and hang it on her wall.

The game fisherwoman battled for more than four hours the 411.6kg (64 stone) Pacific bluefin before finally reeling in the high-speed leviathan - thought to be the largest ever caught with a rod and line.

She hooked the fish - which is twice the size of a tuna sold at a Japanese auction last year for $1.09million - using a 60lb line near the Three Kings Islands off Cape Reinga of New Zealand.




But she can't sell it because it was not caught on a commercial vessel

www.dailymail.co.uk...
As a fisherman myself I can only imagine haulibg in a fish this big.

Wow

What a stupid law that she can't sell this awesome catch. I've had the best Maguro toro (belly meat) in Japan like you would not believe. What is funny is that in the past, bluefin tuna was considered inferior and only used as cat food. Now, because of overfishing it has become an expensive commodity.





posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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But she can't sell it because it was not caught on a commercial vessel

If she had caught it on a commercial boat then they would say you can't sell it because its too big.

I smell a rat. Greedy crap o'crats.

Let her sell the fish…

Let Her Sell The Fish !




posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 10:24 PM
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That is the catch of a lifetime, however, after photographing it, she should have
released it. The populations of these magnificent fish are in serious decline.
Fully mature adults are required for breeding and replenishment of populations.
These species are under so much pressure that they need to be given a chance
to repopulate. This would not only increase their survival as a species, but guarantee
a food source/sport fishing future for us Humans as well.

If we continue to just take and put nothing back the detrimental results
will become clearly evident more rapidly than is statistically charted.

I caught a 60 pound King Salmon in Alaska and had a Japanese technique
called a Gyotaku Print performed. This way, I have a beautiful framed print of the
actual fish, and was still able to share the food with everyone I know.
Nothing went to waste.
Whereas this woman is going to have the fish stuffed as a wall mount.
All the meat will go to waste.What a shame.

Here is a vid of the Gyotaku Technique : www.youtube.com...

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posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 11:32 PM
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I agree completely.

I catch and release when I fish.

It blows people away.

She probably has hundreds of species mounted on her walls at home.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 12:07 AM
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Sad part is
they a fewer and far between
that size tuna don't come along to often anymore
sushi any 1



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 05:53 AM
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Wow, $2m makes only 2875 sandwiches? Bloody expensive sandwiches if you ask me!

On topic, I didn't know tuna could be this big!



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