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24 Jun

What’s on the line? Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

The Atlantic bluefin tuna season ranks high enough up on the fishing world calendar that the fish even has two of its own television shows.

This species is one of the largest open ocean migratory species of finfish found in the northwest Atlantic. Many fish are caught weighing well over 1,000 pounds and measuring 8 feet or more in length. I have witnessed these huge animals being pulled off of a fishing boat and they are an awesome sight.

It is mainly left to the hardiest of fishers to pursue bluefin tuna. The expenses alone put it out of reach for the casual weekend fisher. For me, I visit the local supermarket to enjoy their labors from a can.

Courtesy of: North Carolina Coastal Federation 

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