The Beast Of The Atlantic: The Bluefin Tuna

The Beast Of The Atlantic: The Bluefin Tuna

The state of Massachusetts is widely known for legendary fishing. The salty sea boasts many different types of fish, especially the torpedo-shaped, giant bluefin tuna. This fish is a very popular catch. Anglers from all over the country visit Massachusetts during the prime bluefin tuna fishing season.

Since the 1930’s, the bluefin tuna has played a large part in being a big-game recreational fishing fish. The giant bluefin tuna is very profitable for the state of Massachusetts. One giant bluefin tuna can bring in as much as $10,000 to  $20,000. The commercial giant bluefin tuna industry brings in a whopping $7,000,000 a year.

One of the most impressive characteristics of the giant bluefin tuna is the size. The giant bluefin tuna can weight over 1000 pounds, which beats out its rivals of the black marlin, blue marlin and swordfish. Aside from size, the bluefin tuna is famous for its speed capability of up to 40 miles per hour, power and ability to provide enough meat to feed a lot of mouths!

Catching a giant bluefin tuna is a pure adrenaline rush. Bluefin tuna can put up a fight, so strength and agility are key components to catching one.  When you choose Labrador Fishing Charters, we know the ins and outs of fishing the giant bluefin tuna. This is now the season to make your reservation aboard one of our bluefin tuna fishing trips. Give us a call to embark on a memorable and very worthwhile fishing excursion.

Source – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_bluefin_tuna and http://animal.discovery.com/fish/fishing/giant-bluefin-tuna.htm

Written by Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell is the owner of Labrador Fishing Charters in Scituate MA. He has over 25 years experience in Commercial Fishing and offers the best in Tuna, Shark, Striped Bass & Cod Fishing on the Massachusetts coast.

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