Lying to you about everything, including the tuna, continued

January 31, 2011 – 26% Increase in Guatemalan Tuna Exports – CentralAmericaData …


April 18, 2012 – Technicality keeps 427-pound yellowfin tuna out of record book – the all-tackle record for yellowfin tuna remains 405 pounds. Because a deckhand touched his fishing pole as he fought the mighty fish.

(Would have been 5% higher than the previous record. –ed)


January 14, 2013 – Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population Has Dropped By 96 Percent | Popular …

If anything, low supplies of the fish have caused it to become a premium commodity, worth buying at extreme prices.


January 5, 2014 – Bluefin tuna price slumps at Japan auction –

A giant bluefin tuna sold at a Japanese auction on Sunday for less than five percent of the record-breaking sum paid last year.


February 11, 2014 – New Zealand – New Pending Pacific Bluefin Tuna All Tackle World Record, a 352.5 kg (777-pound, 1-ounce) fish…surpasses the existing record by nearly 20 kg (40 pounds).

(It’s 5% heavier than the previous record. –ed)


March 31, 2014 – New Zealand – Potential World Record Pacific Bluefin Tuna, weighed a beastly 907 pounds…the current Pacific bluefin tuna world record is 777 lb 1 oz.

(It’s 17% heavier than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins –ed)


April 4, 2014 –world record 64 STONE tuna – at 411.6kg, it blows the current world record of 335kg out of the water.

(It’s 23% heavier than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins –ed)


September 18, 2014 – France-based tuna catcher and processor Sapmer’s first half of 2014 has been negatively impacted by a drop in tuna process.

(Can you see how they deliberately misspelled it “process”, so that you or your search engine could never find the sentence “drop in tuna prices“?


October 15, 2014 – World-record tuna caught by 12-year-old girl

Jenna Gavin reeled in a 618-pound Atlantic tuna and smashed the previous world-record tuna for a junior girl, much to the disbelief of the boys at her school, according to The Chronicle Herald. But the photos and video don’t lie.

CTV News Atlantic did a news report about the catch and showed some of the fishing footage, which will no doubt help the International Game Fish Association confirm the world-record catch.

Gavin’s world-record tuna is pending approval by the IGFA, though there is little reason to believe it won’t confirm the record. The current (and soon-to-be previous) world record for junior girls (ages 11 to 16) was 431 pounds by Andrea George in Sausset, France, in August 2002.

(Story provides the numbers, but omits the percentage, as printing it would be much more impactful. So I had to do the math. It’s 43% larger than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins. – ed)


August 14, 2015 – Two young Tasmanian brothers each catch world-record-sized tuna – one with a 112-kilogram catch (previous record was 90kg), and the other 119kg (previous record was 40kg)

(They’re 24% and 197% larger than the previous records. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins –ed)


August 25, 2015 – Prince Edward Island, Canada – 10-year-old Koen Norton is now sitting on the all-tackle pending IGFA world record for bluefin tuna (for ages 10 and under) – a mammoth 486-pound Bluefin…outweighs the fish caught in Tasmania (immediately above) by over 200-pounds each.

(119kg – 262 pounds – to 486 pounds. Story won’t print the percentage, and mixes kg and pounds. It’s 85% larger than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins. – ed)


August 25, 2015 – Last week I brought you news of two brothers (10, 12) fishing out of Tasmania who each set world records for Bluefin Tuna, records for both their ages and for the class of fishing line being used. Well I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news to those little bros from Down Under, but their records just got absolutely demolished by a 10-year-old boy fishing out of Prince Edward Island, Canada, the world’s premiere destination for giant bluefin tuna fishing. 10-year-old Koen Norton is now sitting on the all-tackle pending IGFA world record for bluefin tuna (for ages 10 and under) after he reeled in a mammoth 486-pound bluefin this past Sunday.
To put young Koen’s new 486-pound bluefin tuna world record into perspective, the two fish caught by the 10 and 12 year old boys from Tasmania weighed in at a whopping 262.35 pounds and 246.92-pounds (respectively). So Koen Norton’s new record-setting bluefin tuna outweighs the fish caught in Tasmania by over 200-pounds each. The 10-year-old boy from Prince Edward Island certainly had to fight for his fish of a lifetime, taking over an hour to drag in the mammoth tuna!


September 26, 2015 – Australia – World’s biggest southern bluefin tuna caught, the 178kg fish smashed the previous record of 167.5kg in 2009.

(It’s 6% heavier than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins –ed)


November 18, 2015 – Prices of Philippine canned tuna down but export volume up | Gensan


November 19, 2015 – Rise in tuna exports makes up for drop in prices | American Albacore …


December 24, 2015 – In 5 years, Vietnam’s tuna exports to Egypt increased continuously.


December 31, 2015 – U.S. tuna fishing fleet to be shut out of vast area of Pacific Ocean in fee dispute

A drop in tuna prices in 2015 has been cited by fishing trade journals as a reason that fishermen are struggling in the Pacific Ocean.

(Didn’t pay the bill, deliberately didn’t go fishing in, yes, a Conspiracy to raise prices; controlled-Media account describes that as being ‘shut out of a vast area of the Pacific Ocean’ (wring hands). -ed)


January 7, 2016 – Vietnam – Tuna exports expected to increase by 8% in 2016 | Customs Today


March 14, 2016 – Thai Skipjack Tuna Prices Rise on US Fishing Delay

The U.S. tuna fishing fleet announced at the start of March that it has resolved payment issues with the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), which had prevented it from fishing in Pacific waters. The U.S. buys fishing days from the FFA, which allows the tuna fleet to fish in South Pacific waters. Low tuna prices at the end of 2015 caused the U.S. tuna fleet to withhold payment of these days and remain in port for over two months. This limited U.S. tuna catch caused an increased reliance on imports from Thailand.

(Deliberate gambit to fix/sway prices upward in the face of booming supply – ed)


April 29, 2016 – U.K. – British angler catches record tuna fish weighing 236lbs…7lbs heavier than the former world record.

(It’s 3% heavier than the previous record. –ed)



May 11, 2016 – Massive tuna a potential world record; angler’s costly mistake

Robert Ross knew the yellowfin tuna he landed off Loreto, Mexico, was massive.
What he did not know was that the 430-pound fish, weighed on a butcher’s scale at a nearby cattle ranch, was three pounds heavier than the world record.

Rather than seek a certified scale, Ross filleted the tuna and then telephoned Pisces Sportfishing to let general manager Tracy Ehrenberg know about his catch.

“Once they told me the weight of the fish, I told them, “You just cut up your world record,” Ehrenberg told GrindTV.


May 17, 2016 – Vietnamese Tuna Exports to China Up 253 per cent – InfoFish


June 1, 2016 – The Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA) expects tuna export value to rise by 15% to 85-90 billion baht this year, thanks to growing demand


June 16, 2015 – Tuna prices down, shark attacks up


March 3, 2016 – Tuna grounds open back up to U.S. – The San Diego Union-Tribune

U.S. boats maintained they could not pay the amount they had agreed to in 2015 because of a drop in tuna prices.


July 15, 2016 – The price of skipjack cfr BKK could drop further :: IEG Vu


January 5, 2017 – In the first 10 months of 2016, fresh, frozen and dried tuna exports increased 10 percent to reach nearly 115 million USD


January 5, 2017 – Tokyo, Japan – The Japanese are the biggest consumers of the torpedo-shaped bluefin tuna, and surging consumption of sushi has boosted demand, as experts warn the species could go extinct.


February 4, 2017 – Vietnam – Tuna exporters aim for 8% increase this year – Economy – Vietnam News


February 15, 2017 – Vietnam cashing in with tuna exports in 2017 – SeafoodSource


May 27, 2017 – Why Canned Tuna Prices Might Start to Drop |


June 2, 2017 – Former tuna company executive accused of price-fixing – Reuters

A former tuna company executive faces one charge of conspiring with officials from other tuna companies to fix the price of canned seafood

(Deliberately uses ‘seafood‘ to avoid using the word ‘tuna’ – ed)


June 7, 2017 – Nova Scotia, Canada – Ladies Record for Giant Bluefin Tuna – 406 pounds, beat a previous record of 350 pounds.

(It’s 16% heavier than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins –ed)


August 4, 2017 – Vietnam’s tuna export turnover has risen 21 per cent year-on-year


September 1, 2017 – ‘Catch of a lifetime‘: ‘monster’ 500lb tuna caught off coast of Wales
fisherman landed a record breaking monster catch when he reeled in a 500lb tuna.

Sea charter skipper Andrew Alsop, 48, fought with the fish for more than two hours before pulling it aboard with the help of five crew members.

The whopping 36-stone blue fin tuna weighs three times as much as captain Mr Alsop and is believed to be the biggest ever caught in Wales.

(makes no mention of the previous record – ed)


September 12, 2017 – Vietnam – Tuna exports to emerging markets on the rise – VOV Online Newspaper

Tuna exports rose by 22% to US$328 million in the first seven months against the same period last year,

Japan to assist Sri Lanka to boost its fish exports

(Deliberately hedges by saying “on the rise” vs. “rise over twenty percent.” – ed)


September 20, 2017 – California – Anglers hook record-breaking bluefin tuna off San Clemente coast – the 345.5-pound beast weighed just over 100 pounds more than the previous record.

(It’s approximately 45% heavier than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins –ed)


September 26, 2017 – Japan to assist Sri Lanka to boost its fish exports

Minister Amaraweera requested the support from Japan to further strengthen the production of sushi and sashimi in Sri Lanka and assured that Sri Lanka can increase the fish exports to Japan.

Minister Sato has assured that Japan will support Sri Lanka to develop the fisheries sector. He further said that Sri Lankan Tuna is popular in Japan and that steps would be taken to strengthen the purchasing of Sushi and Sashimi from Sri Lanka.

At Present Japan purchases 700 metric tons of Tuna fish per year.


October 18, 2017 – Sliding Japanese market takes bite out of tuna prices | The Eastern …
Tuna prices are down from last year likely due to the drop in the Japanese market,


November 10, 2017 – Indian Ocean tuna prices edge down following Bangkok drop …


November 10, 2017 – WWF Opposes Big Increase In Bluefin Tuna Quotas at Upcoming ICCAT Meeting



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