tuna, pacific bluefin
(Thunnus orientalis)

(Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) ; SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY Worldwide there are three species of bluefin tuna. Two of the species, the Pacific and southern bluefin were thought to be a subspecies of Atlantic bluefin (Thunnus thynnus) because of their similar appearance. Scientists also thought that Pacific bluefin were restricted to the northern hemisphere, but the old adage that the ocean has no fences appears to be true as there are more and more substantiated reports of Pacific bluefin making deep forays down under. In fact, the new millennium has seen impressive runs of Pacific bluefin off of New...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle411.6 kg (907 lb 6 oz)Three Kings, New Zealand19-Feb-2014Donna PascoeRecord DetailsHistory Details