1,000-pound Giant Bluefin Tuna Caught by Angler off Nova Scotia (Photos)

By on Nov 28, 2012 in Amazing, Animals, North America, Science, World Comments

A 1,000-pound bluefin tuna was caught off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia, Canada by Marc Towers, according to a report by Mail Online on Sunday, November 25, 2012.

1000-pound giant bluefin tuna Nova Scotia
1000 pound Giant Bluefin Tuna in Nova Scotia
Image Credit: Marc Towers on Facebook

Towers was reportedly on a fishing trip when he had the encounter with the giant bluefin tuna.

Reports say that the 30-year-old angler battled with the huge fish for about two hours before pulling it off the water surface.

The fish was reportedly towed into the port and a crane was used to lift the fish from the water. It was fork-lifted during the weigh-in.

The angler‘s efforts reportedly paid off as the bluefin tuna is expected to sell for $32,000 at a Japan fish auction frequented by sushi restaurateurs. About 20,000 pieces of sushi can be produced from the giant bluefin tuna.

Towersgiant bluefin tuna is way off the all-tackle world record on a 1,496-pound fish caught by Ken Fraser off Nova Scotia in 1979.

1000-lb giant bluefin tuna Nova Scotia
Marc Towers (left) and Neil Cooke caught a 1000-lb bluefin tuna on a fishing trip off Nova Scotia.
Image Credit: Daily Mail



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