Part of what is so exciting about bluefin tuna — besides their incredible size and taste — is the range of waters where they're caught. In the following 10 images, consider the different locations where each IGFA world record fish was landed. If you notice some top bluefin tuna locales lacking (Australia, New Zealand, California, Baja Mexico), that's because this gallery does not include the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) and southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) species.
This catch by Ken Fraser is still the Grand Daddy of all tuna catches. Landed in October 1979, this 1,496-pound behemoth was hooked while trolling mackerel off Nova Scotia. Today, this part of Canada still sees impressive numbers of big bluefins, the largest in all the world.
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