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Old 20-07-2013, 08:34   #16
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

There are several auctions in Japan that purchase these fish, easier said than done as far as doing business there. I am working on contacts there myself, will post here if I can nail anything down concrete. Perhaps you can contact some of the west coast buyers of Albacore, they might have contact information they would share. Borensteins.
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I'm actually in the Pacific Northwest so Pacific Bluefin would be my bounty. My estimates seem to be off as one recently sold for 1.8 million US dollars. Obviously inflated due to the politics involved in the first auction of the year, but my point is made.

Bluefin Tuna Sells For Record-Breaking $1.8 Million - Business Insider

I mean really, how hard can it be to catch one? All I have to do is catch a couple of them and I'm like set for life. If I do, I want to be able to sell it. Out of all my searches I can't seem to find any resources, websites or contacts on how to actually sell the thing?
If "normal fish" really go for those big bucks.... you can bet there are a lot of commercial fisherman out there with alot of expensive gear going after them....
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Old 20-07-2013, 14:05   #18
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

If they were very common, they wouldn't be so expensive.
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Old 20-07-2013, 19:02   #19
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I'm actually in the Pacific Northwest so Pacific Bluefin would be my bounty. My estimates seem to be off as one recently sold for 1.8 million US dollars. Obviously inflated due to the politics involved in the first auction of the year, but my point is made.

Bluefin Tuna Sells For Record-Breaking $1.8 Million - Business Insider

I mean really, how hard can it be to catch one? All I have to do is catch a couple of them and I'm like set for life. If I do, I want to be able to sell it. Out of all my searches I can't seem to find any resources, websites or contacts on how to actually sell the thing?
Are you OK with being involved in eradicating a species of animal from the universe?

http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/...c-bluefin-tuna
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

The Japanese buyers are here stateside,you need a cold freezer and prep know how,not every blue fin is as valuable as someothers...
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

There's always Tokyo Craigslist! You're probably gonna need freezer charts showing temp/time.
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

Eradicating a species from the Universe? Really? Sure hope someone figures out the whole cloning thing soon.
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Eradicating a species from the Universe? Really? Sure hope someone figures out the whole cloning thing soon.
Actually they are working on cloning the dodo, and a frog that raised it's young in it's stomach.
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

schiehser.

Imagine you have a 6 cylinder Cummins in the water tied to a rope. How do you get it in the boat. That was the Old Man' problem.
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

Yes and the Mammoth, and some European species of bull. I was being facetious. I am not in anyway pro, wipe out the species and then figure out how to get them back camp, I have just seen too many alarmists when it comes to fisheries. Yes the blue fin are in trouble, that doesn't mean that one person with a hand line will eradicate the species, you might want to take a look at some of the countries that are using 20 mile long gill nets in the open oceans that are cleaning out many many different species.
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Yes and the Mammoth, and some European species of bull. I was being facetious. I am not in anyway pro, wipe out the species and then figure out how to get them back camp, I have just seen too many alarmists when it comes to fisheries. Yes the blue fin are in trouble, that doesn't mean that one person with a hand line will eradicate the species, you might want to take a look at some of the countries that are using 20 mile long gill nets in the open oceans that are cleaning out many many different species.
I wasn't commenting either way. That was conachair.
Interestingly though the species they are trying to clone have to be ones we helped along to extinction. So as not alarm the alarmists.
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

Understood, the real problem is that we have gotten way to efficient at harvesting the seas, the less efficient methods are better for the overall survival rates of the different species, and of course fewer people on the planet would help too. Come on global warming, with the attendant ice age!
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Re: 'Fisherman Catches a Monster - 671 lb Bluefin Tuna'

last tuna i caught was one-half gone from shark bite after 20 minutes. Something they never show on the TV series "Wicked Tuna" but i am sure it happens there off camera when all you get aboard is the head and a foot or two of meat. fairwinds and good luck fishing.
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Mmmmmm. Mercury.
Exactly what i thought lmao
That fish is probably worth a couple grand though lol
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From what I've seen on the wicked tuna show, it would be worth about 25k.
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