In recent history, enormous catches of Atlantic bluefin tuna have been recorded. The largest currently recorded is that of fisherman Ken Fraser, who caught bluefin tuna off the coast of Nova Scotia (Canada) in 1979.You may have heard of the reality TV show called Wicked Tuna, which follows a group of tuna fishermen from Massachusetts. There have been at least 10 seasons and, during all those years, the largest tuna ever caught by any of the participants in the series was a 1250-pound bluefin tuna off the coast of Cape Cod. He was almost 10 ½ feet tall and was captured by TJ Ott.
The largest tuna ever caught was an Atlantic bluefin tuna weighing 678.58 kg (1496 pounds). It is interesting to note that it took ten hours for the ship to reach the coastal port, where the record for bluefin tuna could be weighed. While other large Atlantic bluefin tunas have since been landed, many tuna fishing experts believe that Ken Fraser's 1979 Nova Scotia bluefin tuna world record will never be broken. Compared to a 1,000-pound bluefin tuna, these tunas are small but can still reach 3 feet in length and weigh 45 pounds or more.
The International Game Fishing Association included this record for Atlantic bluefin tuna as the world record for the All Tackle class, and it still holds the title as the largest tuna ever recorded to this day. Albacors are the babies of the bluefin tuna group and are found in the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. Some tunas weighing more than 1,000 pounds have been recorded since this powerful catch, but none have surpassed the 1496 pound record. If you have melted tuna on your dinner menu, you're probably going to open a delicious can of tuna.
Royal Parsons captured the 1,030-pound New Jersey bluefin tuna record off the Point Pleasant coast in 1981.The most recent catches of large bluefin tuna include one off the coast of Maine and another off the coast of Louisiana. There are many different records of larger tuna that cover the levels of conventional tackle, fly gear and young fishermen. Fishermen on the boat No Name caught an 832 pound bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico on April 17, according to a Facebook post from HarborWalk Marina in Destin, Florida, where the fish was caught. On this special day, the tuna fishing gods of the sea smiled at fishermen as they fished in Aulds Cove, off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Let's look at the story of how this world-record bluefin tuna landed off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Although there is no world record for the largest bigeye, they do have the biggest eyes of all tunas. Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) can reach an impressive 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in) and weigh up to 200 kg (440 lb).