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Man catches giant Blue Fin Tuna

Marc Towers, a recreational fisherman landed a 1000lb plus Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna off the coast of Nova Scotia. The large fish was later sold to the Japanese food fish market where it ultimately yielded over 20,000 pieces of Sushi.   Towers has been catching a lot of flack from various animal rights groups over his landing and subsequent sale of the giant fish. While it is true that Blue Fin Tuna populations the world over have diminished significantly due to overfishing, I highly doubt that recreational sport fishing contributes any measurable amount to the decline. While I cannot imagine how exciting it must have been to land that fish, it does always make me a little sad to see such a magnificent fish hanging dead and upside down at the dock. If you would like to read more about Marc Towers and his large catch, follow this link: