Skip to comments.Man catches 881-pound tuna, seized by feds
Posted on 11/22/2011 1:31:09 PM PST by Silentgypsy
A Massachusetts fisherman pulled in an 881-pound tuna this week only to have the federal authorities take it away. It sounds like a libertarian twist on the classic novella by Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, but for Carlos Rafael, the saga is completely true.
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The guy is a commercial fisherman and knows this tuna, regardless of its size, is a by-catch of his trolling and not caught legally.
communist from the zer0 regime have stolen this mans livelyhood....
he should have said he caught it on a rod...
trolling would have been legal.
(Ignorant question coming) Is it even physically possible to catch an 800+ lbs. tuna on a rod without putting yourself in serious danger?
I practice spear and release
Yes....just like catching a giant marlin or swordfish.
you sit in a special seat, have a very expensive rod and reel that has a good drag and you wear the fish out as it runs out line and you reel back in and it takes hours to reel in....
then you sell it to the japanese for 3/4 of a million bucks...
Another example of over-regulation that results in so much seafood being imported.
OTOH, this fish is worth close to $400,000 on the open market.
I’ve heard that tuna steaks are quite tasty!
There are some truly ridiculous rules and regulations when it comes to hunting and fishing.
That’s a fish where a stun-gun just wouldn’t do the job.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: Atlantic Tuna & Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Permit Application.
He knew the categories he checked off on his permit (Assuming I found the correct application).
What did the Feds do with the Giant Tuna? Did they use the proceeds to pay down the debt? Hmmmmmm......
Did they throw the tuna into the evidence locker?
On one hand, these people in Fall River and other places where fishing boats work absolutely DETEST the feds, to the point where some fear for their life.
On the other hand, a huge percentage of them vote for Barney Frank, so I have no sympathy for them whatsoever.
Reap what you sow.
Yes, trolling would have been legal, catching it while trawling makes it illegal.
In this case the Captain thought he was legal because he had Blue Tuna tags. But the tags didn't mean a thing cause he caught it in his trawl net.
Boy, knowing how much this thing would sell far, I don't know if I would have been so up front about my catch.
Should have had a Habachi on his boat and cooked it before he came ashore.
Like they do in Florida with snook, manatees and F.W.S. officers.
Is there anything this ridiculous govt does not regulate to the bone?
It seems, sex between female teachers and underage boys or underage girls.
That’s about it.
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