Interesting Facts

  • The largest Bluefin tuna ever caught with a rod and reel was off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1979.  The record fish weighed 1,496 pounds!Fisherman with a Bluefin
  • They form schools based on size, and they often group up with other tuna species.
  • Bluefin can swim up to 35 mph in short bursts.
  • The Bluefin tuna's nickname is "Tunny."
  • The Bluefin larvae have a 1 in 40 million chance of reaching adulthood.
  • In January of 2001, a prime 440 pound Bluefin sold for a world record $173,600 in a Japanese fish market.