|Giant Bluefin Tuna Photos - page 1 of 6||
|Below, the crew of Tuna Hunter strains to bring a 900 lb. giant over the rail. It was caught on the final day of the season in 1998 while fishing the "Rockpile" north of Rockport, MA, and after earlier losing another fish of about the same size. Pictured (l. to r.) are Capt. Gary Cannell, Dean Horne, angler Jim Chambers and Karen Cannell. (Photo, G. Cannell)|
|Above, 1st giant (600 lbs.) caught while fishing Jeffry's Ledge NE of Gloucester, MA, on Tuna Hunter with Capt. Gary Cannell in 1997. Anglers are Jim Chambers (c) and Jack Cashman (r).|
|Above, Chambers' 1st solo giant (600 lbs.) caught near Stellwagen Bank aboard Tuna Hunter with Capt. Gary Cannell (top left) and wife Karen in 1997. (photo G. Cannell)|
|Above, Jack Cashman with a giant that weighed about 1100 lbs. which he caught off Montauk NY, on "Tuna Hunter" with Capt Bob Pisano and (then) mate Gary Cannell.|
|Above, 901 lb. giant caught by the crew of Tuna Hunter in 1998 while fishing Jeffrey's Ledge area. Pictured are angler, Jim Chambers with Capt. Cannell (r).|
|Above, a 500 lb. giant bluefin "on the leader" but soon to be released.
(Photo J.P. Malgorne)
|Left, Chambers admires his third giant (650 lbs.) caught near Stellwagen Bank fishing on Tuna Hunter with Capt. Gary Cannell in 1998. (Photo Maggie Ernst)|
|Above, the crew of the Tuna Hunter boating a 901 lb. giant caught within sight of Rockport, MA, in early September, 1998. Pictured (l to r.) are Karen Cannell at the wheel, Capt. Gary Cannell, mate Dean Horne and angler Jim Chambers. (Photo G. Cannell)|
|Below, a grander of over 1,150 lbs. caught by Jack Cashman (top), aboard "Tuna Hunter" with Capt. Bob Pisano at the helm. (Photo, J. Cashman)|
|Women's 80-pound line class world record (974 lbs.) caught in 1994 on Azores Bank by Jeannine Francois. (Photo, F. Clement)|
Above, 901 lb Giant Bluefin Tuna caught by the crew of the "Tuna Hunter" off Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
(Pictured above left to right) Jim Chambers, Mate Dean Horne and Capt. Gary Cannell.
Above, Capt. Gary Cannell with 850 lb giant on Tuna Hunter
Above, Dr. Steve Wilson, a Stanford University marine research scientist, installs a satellite radio tag on a 700-pound Atlantic bluefin tuna as part of the "Tag-a-Giant" program. The fish entered the Gulf of Mexico on March 23, 2009, to spawn, and returned to the Atlantic on May 24, 2009, a journey that took it near the Deepwater Horizon rig site and through much of the area where oil from the rig has been mapped.
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The Severity of Atlantic Population Losses
The Facts - Headed for Extinction
Endangered Species Act
Bluefin Tuna ESA Listing Petition
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Longliners fish most heavily during the periods when the moon is brightest. So, this real-time image of the moon phase shows when the kill of swordfish is greatest and least. It also shows when the kill of blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, sharks, tunas, sea turtles, marine mammals and a host of other marine life is also greatest - even though they are not even targeted. For more, see link above.