Photos: ‘Paradise One’ Hooks 770 Pound Tuna

January 12, 2019 | 34 Comments

Crowds gathered at Robinson’s Marina in Somerset this morning [Jan 12] to get a glimpse at the latest catch of a bluefin tuna. Captained by Allan Bean, the 770lb tuna was hooked this morning on the fishing boat ‘Paradise One’.

Paradise One Fishing Charters is run by brothers, Allan and Delvin Bean with the Bean brothers also known for their many catches on board their commercial fishing vessel ‘Nothing’s Easy’.

Paradise One Bluefin Tuna Bermuda, January 12 2019-2

Paradise One Bluefin Tuna Bermuda, January 12 2019-10

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Paradise One Bluefin Tuna Bermuda, January 12 2019-50-4

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  1. Boom says:

    Laudamercy! Fresh FEESHHHHH!

  2. Pieces says:

    My Gow’d-nez!!!

  3. Wayne A Correia says:

    Congrats Delvin and Allan,,, Awesome catch!

    From the crew at C-Mart Ltd/Tackle

  4. puzzled says:

    Thing was probably older than me.

    Soon there won’t be anything left.

  5. Cedar Stump says:

    Cat food for a year

  6. Rick Olson says:

    Love to buy a big chunk for the restaurant

  7. Oh yes caught that last week off the rocks at astwood cove…took me about three hours on a hand line…by the time I got him to shore I was sooooo tired I couldn’t lift him up onto the rock so I cut him loose….. congratulations to you …great catch!

  8. Ants says:

    Now!!!!!!!!!! That’s a catch. Congrats team Bean.

  9. Hooked! says:

    They caught this tuna in the wrong country. I am curious how much this catch is worth here. Just last week a Japanese sushi restaurant chain set a record by paying more than $3 million for a bluefin tuna that was only 613lb.

    • wahoo says:

      They probably got $10 per pound.

    • Um ahhhh says:

      That is every year, the first bluefin tuna of the season auditioned off. Highest bidder wins bringing money like that 3 mil.afted that it drops to 20 to 50dollars a pound in Japan. You will not get that price here or in the USA and Canada

  10. Misty says:

    Cat food???. You must be joking…..best sushi and eating tuna in the world……try it sometime!

  11. Unsustainable says:

    Does anyone ever stop to think if what we take out of the sea will ever be replaced? According to the WWF Atlantic blue fin tuna is in critical decline due to overfishing. The removal of this major predator fish upsets the natural balance in our ocean. There will not be many tuna this size and age left in our ocean. We need to change our mindset on celebrating this stuff and be aware of this problem and how it will affect future generations.

    • puzzled says:

      Thus my comment.

    • Real Deal says:

      little Bermuda is not overfishing nuffin. this fish will be eaten and the rack will be used for fish charred. we need more fish like this and theses fish grow fast and can be farmed if we had the setup

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Not over fishing nuffin , eh ?
        Let’s see , the first place on the planet to enact (I believe ) a ban on the catching of turtles because we ate all of them almost to extinction here in little Bermy , and that dates back close to 200 years. West Indian Topshell , conchs , calico clams , rock fish , lobster and numerous other restricted quotas. Should I go on ?
        However , this tuna is a different kettle of fish and fish farming has been tried already without much success.

        • Lobsters says:

          I wish they would limit the amount of lobsters a commercial fisherman can catch. The population is vastly decreasing. Not sure why a blind eye is being turned to this situation. The evidence is there in the reef…our lobster population is low!!!! This is due to overfishing and illegal lobster traps.

    • LaVince Ellis says:

      Well that overfishing will never be in Bermuda. Unlike those in Gloucester, our annual take on tuna are 3-4 per year, compared to 40-100 from our American neighbors. So this fish was not wasted, it will go to the homeless shelters and senior’s home and the rack will be used for Chowder or fish pots.

  12. Trufth says:

    I agree. This isn’t something to celebrate. It’s sad.

  13. Real Deal says:

    wow that is the type of fish i watch to catch and its whole too no bites in it.

  14. Real Deal says:

    shame regular people wont get to eat any of this fish chunks or stakes.

  15. Bojangles says:

    Now look where youre taking it… we do NOT need fish ponds like the rest of the world. Get with it

  16. Charlly X says:

    Lol at the nay sayers ! You’ll never change the ills of society. But it’s healthy to keep the faith!
    Other than that Great fight great catching.

  17. LaVince Ellis says:

    Great catch. It’s funny how people from the states saw this picture and have actually complained about removing a great fish from the ocean. Bermuda takes maybe 3-4 tunas a year, compared to the eastcoast of America who take hundreds per year. So who’s making a bigger impact on the tuna stocks?

    Tight lines and keep fishing.

  18. Some beach says:

    Mer babies….hhhmmmmmmmm…

  19. Kathy says:

    At least this one was not caught in the spring/summer during the height of spawning season. We need to, at a mimimun, limit the period of big game fishing in Bermuda to the winter period when there is no spawning. This might prove slightly more sustainable.

    One large female may lay as many as 6,000,000 eggs in a single spawning. Tuna mature slowly, reaching sexual maturity at about 5 years of age, with a maximum lifespan believed to be about 25 years. So, if this one is female and is estimated to be 13-15 years old, I guess you could say we could have had 10 more good breeding years out of her or 60,000,000 eggs.

  20. Anna says:

    So sad seeing her dangling lifeless from a rope when you imagine how majestic and powerful she would look roaming across the ocean.

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