Tuna can grow big. Really big. Canadian Marc Towers, 30, recently caught a tuna so large that they had to tie a rope around the fish to bring it ashore. He fought the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia, and realized it was too large to pull into the boat.
While not a record breaker, this huge fish will no doubt end up on the plates of Japanese sushi aficionados, and will fetch a hefty price. Being a bluefin tuna, the increasingly endangered species, it will command a hefty price in Japan, where the flavorful sushi made from its deep red flesh is much sought after. I hope they enjoy it as in 10 years or so there will be no more bluefin tuna to catch in the Atlantic as the species is so close to commercial extinction that the only toro to be found will be from the odd fisherman who is lucky enough to catch one while trolling.