April 21, 2021A huge tuna was caught off the coast of the Australian state of New South Wales, four times larger than the average fish of this species.
The local TV channel Nine News reports.
Pacific bluefin tuna, weighing 271 kilograms, was caught by a fishing boat, which conducted the fishing with a so-called bottom longline that was submerged in water, equipped with hundreds of bait hooks.
So far, the record for the largest tuna in New South Wales belonged to a 185-centimeter-long fish weighing 148 kilograms.
The record-breaking giant tuna was sold at the Sydney fish market to large seafood retailer Claudio's Seafood, which supplies a large number of Japanese restaurants around Sydney.