Largest black marlin ever caught off Yomitan
February 27, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
On February 26, the Yomitan Fishery Association landed a giant black marlin at Toya Fishing Port in Yomitan. This was caught using a fixed fishing net. It is the largest black marlin weighing 350 kilograms and 3.90 meter long to be caught since the port opened.
The fixed fishing net was located at 2.5 kilometers southwest off the coast of the port. Fishermen left the port at 7 a.m. to pull the net out of the water, and found the black marlin caught in the net. Nine fishermen struggled to pull the fish on board their ship because it strongly resisted.
Hajime Kinjo, the president of the Yomitan Fisheries Cooperative Association, said, “The marlin has fatty flesh. I can guarantee the taste. Sashimi and blocks of the fish will be on sale at a bargain price.”
(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)
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