tuna, bluefin
(Thunnus thynnus)


(Linnaeus, 1758); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called Atlantic bluefin tuna, tunny fish, horse mackerel Occurs in subtropical and temperate waters of the north Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, and in the Mediterranean and Black seas. It is a pelagic, schooling, highly migratory species. The smallest fish form the largest schools and vice versa. Its extensive migrations of all fish, appear to be tied to water temperature, spawning habits, and the seasonal movements of fishes on which the bluefin feeds. The giants of the species make the longest migrations. This is the largest tuna and...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle678.58 kg (1496 lb 0 oz)Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada26-Oct-1979Ken FraserRecord DetailsHistory Details