International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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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

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
678.58 kg (1496 lb 0 oz)Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada26-Oct-1979Ken FraserRecord Details