Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Just how much is tuna worth?

At first sight you have to marvel at the distance steamed by some fishing vessels to fish at the much disputed Rockall - around two days if you fish from Fleetwood. However, if you are...

a Japanese longliner Kinsai Maru No1 which was launched earlier this year and is now on her maiden voyage...

from Japan, where she left around the 17th of September to begin the almost three month steam across two oceans, first the Pacific and then the Atlantic to fish at Rockall - makes you wonder just how much tuna (assumedly bluefin) - that she has to catch to justify such a long steam for a brand new vessel!

Individual bluefin tuns have made up to £2.3 million pounds on Tokyo's famous fish market - but they are landed fresh.