Bluefin tuna- Thunnus orientalis is the species found in the Northern Pacific and is also known as Northern Bluefin tuna or Pacific Bluefin tuna. In Mexico the name is Atun de aleta azul which translates to tuna with fin blue. There are 3 species of Bluefin tuna, the largest being the Atlantic Bluefin- Thunnus thynnus which has a world record of 1496 pounds which is almost a 3/4 ton. These are the species that you see getting caught on Wicked Tuna and places like PEI. The Pacific Bluefin #IGFA world record was just broken a few years ago with a 907 pound 6 ounce monster caught out of New Zealand. There are junior and line class records available for this species and you can get more details at IGFA.org if you would like to target them, many line class records are still easily beatable with some of them being vacant. The easiest way to identify a bluefin is that as you can see in the photo, it has very short pectoral fins in relation to other tunas. This one was 75-80 pounds. In Mexican waters there is currently a limit of 2 fish per person and the same in California. With the recent change in limits down to 2 fish, California DFW has added filleting requirements to tuna while at sea so make sure you know the new rules before cleaning any tuna. #bluefin #bluefintuna #pacificbluefin #pacificbluefintuna #thunnus #thunnusorientalis #fishids #fishid #fishidentification #northernbluefin #northernbluefintuna
Matty stoked with this rippa longtail tuna. During the cooler months these fish school up in large numbers and provide endless sportfishing excitement...along with loads of #sashimi ๐Ÿ‘Œ #longtailtuna #northernbluefintuna #seafood #saltwaterfishing #sportsfishing #albanyisland #capeyork #fishing #instafish
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10 days ago
It's almost that time of year again and the longies are on their way back to #sunshinecoast. @jordanzerk with a horse longatail tuna. . #sunshinecoastfishing #fishing #big #lineburner #tuna #northernbluefintuna #castemag #research #scfaustralia
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15 days ago
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17 days ago
HELLOOOO SASHIMI - Longtail Tuna also known as Northern Bluefin Tuna are 100% prime time candidates for fantastic #sashimi ..not only hard fighting muscletubs but high quality table fare also - winner winner tuna dinner ๐Ÿฅ˜ #longtailtuna #northernbluefintuna #capeyork #albanyisland #fishing #sportsfishing #casting #torresstrait #queenslander #instagramfishing
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26 days ago
Longtail Tuna from the sand caught on a surecatch knight 65g metal. Put up a good fight on light gear but eventually got him to the beach #surecatch #northernbluefintuna #pelagicfishing #longtailtuna #landbasedgame #fishing #pelagic #tunafishing #beachfishing #lurefishing #qld #sushimi
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2 months ago
#pelagicsday The struggle gets more real!! #longtail #northernbluefintuna 23.35kg #kingfish #yellowtail 16.9kg #weakoldman #spearfishing #riffe @riffe_international ๐Ÿ“ท@joshuabbball
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3 months ago
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4 months ago
The amount of bad luck ive had with these brutes off the stones has really tested me with my patients...every yr for 3 yrs ive hooked them had leader pop multiple times, bust off and spooled... the drought has FINALLY been broken!. Cheers @petemorris76 for the guidance and pic, hopefully many more blues to come! @cast_emag @jm.gillies #shimano #grappler #6kstella #fins40g #sightcasting #blues #northernbluefintuna #costasunglasses
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4 months ago
@tunaportlincoln and their SMF Bluefin, sliced, seasoned and splashed ready to try and compare. It was a pleasure to be able to try a slither and keeping it as simple as possible is the key here. #twistedpalate #privatechef #tuna #northernbluefintuna #northernsashimi #sashimi #teryaki
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5 months ago