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Old 22-10-2013, 22:01   #1
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Tuna

I watched on national geographic that tuna fisherman can sale a big tuna fir around usd 15000!

Just wonder if one of sailor catch one while crossing pacific or atlantic ! what can he do?
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Old 22-10-2013, 22:08   #2
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A tuna that big? Let it go. You probably cannot eat it all and it would just go to waste, they're overfished so just take what you can responsibly. The tuna fisherman flash freeze those fish to keep them fresh as they go into port. I doubt you have the ice/freezer to preserve them all the way into port.
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A couple will have trouble eating a 10 pound mahi-mahi in a week unless you freeze half of it.
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What I never understood about the $40,000 bluefin story is... then why when I get some bluefin Sushi (somewhat rare I'll agree) It's really not that unreasonable.....?
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Not all Tuna are worth that only the very best and they end up in the most expensive Sushi bars in Japan
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Is canning the tuna an option on board? I bought some canned tuna the other day and it was dreadful, but not spoiled. Maybe with different spices it would at least be palatable .
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Re: Tuna

In January a bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction. At Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, the 222-kilogram (489-pound) tuna caught off northeastern Japan sold for 155.4 million yen
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I bought some canned tuna the other day and it was dreadful, but not spoiled. Maybe with different spices it would at least be palatable .
That's why they invented mayonaisse.

I bought a can of tuna a few years ago and it fell down below the basket shelves in our boat pantry. Only took me a few years to get around to emptying the shelving and then laboriously dismantling the whole shelving setup to remove the tuna can, which by this time was bloated, rusted and just plain gross. I figured I'd get rid of it before it blew up. I think I beat it by about4 minutes and eight seconds. And I originally built the shelving to slide out, but the slide part broke, and... Ain't boating fun?
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What I never understood about the $40,000 bluefin story is... then why when I get some bluefin Sushi (somewhat rare I'll agree) It's really not that unreasonable.....?
Because some part are really expensive than the other. It also price by the percentage of fat.
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Earlier this year, a 489 lb. bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market
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Haul it up on board and store it in your icebox.

Can't do that? Then let it go.
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Is canning the tuna an option on board? I bought some canned tuna the other day and it was dreadful, but not spoiled. Maybe with different spices it would at least be palatable .
We caught a 9kg albacore tuna a couple of weeks ago. We have no freezer and I don't have good canning jars on board at the moment so I did a sort of 'half preserve' on what we couldn't eat in the first couple of days.

We had fresh steaks for three days and the rest was cut into inch thick steaks and packed fairly tightly into a saucepan with a sliced garlic clove and a few black peppercorns. Then extra virgin olive oil was poured over to cover the fish. The fish was then gently poached in the oil over a low heat for 15 minutes. After being allowed to cool the tuna was packed into jars and the oil poured over to cover. Kept in the fridge the tuna lasted until we'd finished it, almost two weeks. I used it in pasta, sandwiches, with jacket potatoes etc. It was far superior to any canned tuna I've ever bought.

Must get some good canning jars in though as we did get a bit bored with tuna evety day for a fortnight!
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Re: Tuna

dried,salted tuna will keep for years!
been feeding the dog some 6 year old jerky!
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Is canning the tuna an option on board?
Meat can't be canned using conventional home canning methods because of the risk of botulism. You'd need a pressure canner (not a pressure cooker) and it would probably be a little dangerous on a boat though not impossible. The real problem would probably be carrying all the extra weight and space of the canning equipment.

Edit: I agree with atoll... Jerky is a much better option on board.
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Ever since I sliced a bigger tuna and saw the worms, I lost all appetite.

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