PSNews - A fisherman in Phu Yen province caught a 367kg bluefin tuna. This fish has just been confirmed as the biggest bluefin tuna ever caught in Vietnam’s Truong Sa waters.
The lucky fisherman was Mr. Nguyen Trung Dom (residing in Phu Dong ward, Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province) – owner of the PY-96742 fishing vessel. Dom said his crew caught the fish in the Truong Sa waters, the Vietnamese traditional fishing grounds, under Vietnam’s sovereignty on April 14.
|People flocked to Dong Tac fishery port to see the fish.
Dom and his crew then had to spend almost 4 hours pulling the fish onto the vessel with the aid of a special machine and other fishing trawlers.
When it was taken ashore on May 18, many people flocked to Dong Tac fishery port to see the fish. The fish broke the record for the heaviest tuna, and became the most expensive fish in Phu Yen.
In June 2017, Mr. Huynh Van Quy of Phu Yen province also caught a rare bluefin tuna, weighing 240kg. The fish batch totally weighed 220kg sold at 66 million VND.
According to experts, bluefin tuna is found mainly in the Pacific and Indian oceans, but they can also live in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. They can live up to 40 years and often dwell at a depth of more than 1,200m. An average bluefin tuna is about 150kg in weight while the biggest recorded bluefin tuna in the Pacific Ocean can weigh 450kg.By Thien Minh