Big Bluefin tuna landed at Ishigaki fishing port
May 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
On the morning of April 30, a 318-kilogram pacific Bluefin tuna was landed at Ishigaki fishing port. The enormous catch brought great excitement to the port.
The captain of the fishing boat Takashi Higa, who caught the tuna said, “I feel wonderful. I believe this fishing season is going to be excellent. It is just getting started.”
The fishing season for pacific Bluefin tuna started in early April near Ishigaki Island. According to the Yaeyama Fishery Association, eight pacific bluefin tunas have already been landed and sold for between 2,500 yen and 5,600 yen per kilo.
The peak of the tuna fishing season is mid-May, and it lasts until mid-June.
(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)
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