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The Biggest Fish Caught in Greece in Recent MemoryByTasos Kokkinidis
February 22, 2022
A gigantic tuna fish weighing more than 400 kilos (880 pounds) was caught by a fisherman in Greece on Monday in what has been described as “the catch of the decade.”
The three-meter (10 foot) long fish was caught off the town of Kyllini, on the Peloponnese by Costas Hatzipapas.
From Greece, the fish will be transported to JapanHe told public television ERT that the tuna will be sold in Japan where there is a great demand for the fish.
In recent years, opening day fish auctions at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market and Toyosu Market have seen record-setting prices for tuna, reflecting market demand.
Until Monday one of the largest tuna fish caught in Greece was in 2019 when a group of fishermen on the island of Naxos caught a fish which weighed 288 kilos (636 pounds) and measured 2.74 meters (9.13 feet) long.
It must be noted, that this is not remotely near the record for a tuna, which stands at a 1,496lbs: