Biggest tuna caught in Ishigaki

Biggest tuna caught in Ishigaki

The biggest tuna landed at Ishigaki Fishing Port, weighing 413 kilograms. Hiroyuki Tanaka, the captain of Tenshinmaru (center) took five hours to catch the tuna.


March 31, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 30, a 413 kilogram-bluefin tuna measuring about 2.6 meters was landed at Ishigaki Fishing Port. With a large population of tuna, Ishigaki is one of the foremost fishing ports in Okinawa. Hiroyuki Tanaka, the captain of Tenshinmaru, said it took five hours to catch the tuna. He added, “I was surprised. I am now relieved to have caught the tuna.”

The Bluefin tuna was caught in the water about 55 kilometers south of Ishigaki Island. A representative of Yaeyama Fishermen’s Cooperative said, “While it is not easy to compare all the tunas that have been landed at the port, I think it is the biggest one.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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