Captain Yohena lands the big tuna in Kumejima

Captain Yohena lands the big tuna in Kumejima

On April 24, at Madomari Port in Kume Island at around 11:00am, Captain Yohena pulled a bluefin tuna 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) long and weighing 271 kilograms (597.5 pounds).


April 25, 2012 Yoko Morinaga, Correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 24, a bluefin tuna 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) long and weighing 271 kilograms (597.5 pounds), was landed on Kume Island. Many people came to see it at Gima Port.

Tomoyoshi Yohena, the captain of the Tsune-maru, and a member of the Kume Island Fisherman’s Association, caught the big tuna after about three hours off the coast of Kume Island. “I’m so happy to catch the first tuna of the season,” he said with a smile.

The fishing-season for bluefin tuna continues until around the end of June.

(English translation by T&CT, Lima Tokumori and Mark Ealey)

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