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Tunas Barracudas Marlins and Relatives: Scombroidei - Barracudas, Tunas, Marlins, Their Relatives, And People

fish bluefin story

Barracudas, tunas, marlins, and their relatives are important food and sport fishes.

A VALUABLE FISH

The belly meat of bluefin tuna reaches astronomical prices in the Japanese market for sashimi (sah-SHEE-mee), a dish of thinly sliced raw fish. A record price of $173,600 was reached for a 444-pound (201 kilograms) bluefin sold in Tokyo in January 2001.

MORE THAN A FISH STORY

A huge marlin is one of the main characters in The Old Man and the Sea, a famous story about respect and persistence by Ernest Hemingway, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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