Friday, November 27, 2009

Forgotten Photo Friday, Tuna, It's what's for dinner.

I try to keep SMU posted with current photographs. Sometimes, good or interesting photos are no longer fresh and get put in a shoe box and forgotten. On Fridays, I open the archives to find little nuggets to post. In this case, these photos were taken on June 20th, 2009 at State Fish Pier. The first two photos are of yellow fin tuna.

We bring in a lot of big tuna in Gloucester and ship it around the world. The "tuna coffin", a large wooden box that holds, a single 1000+ pound tuna was invented down the street from me. The tuna is packed in ice and flown all over the world. Later, the wooden coffins were replaced by cardboard coffins. Now, the average tuna weighs in at about 600 pounds, ~300 kgr.

Where are these yellow fin tunas going to go? It’s hard to say. We ship fish all around the world. Perhaps if you went to a sushi bar last summer and ordered yellow fin tuna, you may have had a piece of one of these.


Linda Jacobs said...

My husband got this 610 lb. one in August last summer.

Interesting post!

madcobug said...

Very interesting. I have never though about the size of Tuna, those things are whoppers. Helen

Jenn Jilks said...

Fabulous shots. They ARE huge, aren't they? And the boats are massive, too. Nothing like My Muskoka!

Light and Voices said...

Oh my gosh! Is that tuna going into a can? tee hee

A New England Life said...

The guy is even wearing a hair net. That's good since he's working with food.

They're pretty big Steve. I didn't realize Tuna came in down there but it makes sense. Lot of money sitting there!

Linda's husband sure caught a big one too! Wow!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wow, Linda, that's a great looking fish.

Yes Helen, they are big fish. These are a few small ones.

Hi Jenn From Onterio! It's just a differnt order of magnitude here.

Hi Joyce, Nope, this is not your can tuna, this is stakes and sushi tuna!

Eve said...

I can smell it all the way down here in Alabama!! Great photos Steve!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh my!! That would make a meal or two wouldn't it? :)

Steve Borichevsky said...

Hi Eve, are you sure that isn't shrimp from the Mississippi Delta?

You bet, Joan. Fire up the bar-by.

Anonymous said...

tuna stocks are crashing around the world.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Yes they are Anonymous. The aveage weight of blue fins and yellow fins is declining. However, the small commercial fishemen are not the blame. There are huge factory ships out there that rape everyting in sight.

If you think it is bad now, there are proposals out there to privitize America's fisheries. That is when the ecological shit is going to hit the fan.

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