Big blue marlin caught off the coast of Kumejima
January 31, 2014 Yoko Morinaga, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo
On January 30, the day before the New Year of the old calendar, a big blue marlin or kurokawakajiki, 4 meters long and weighing 333 kilograms was caught on Kumejima Island. Captain Kunio Nakamichi, 63, a member of the Kumejima Fishery Cooperative, caught the big fish after a struggle of about two hours.
Nakamichi said with a big smile, “This is the first time that I have caught such a large marlin. I can celebrate a good New Year.”
Fishermen on the island caught a big catch, including seika or diamond squid and albacore tuna. This blue marlin was put up for auction at the fish market on the main island of Okinawa.
(English translation by T&CT)
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