Wicked Tuna: Bluefin Experts: Barton Seaver
Man: The bluefin tuna is truly the most majestic creatures to ever grace our planet, let alone swim in our seas. It travels thousands of miles in the course of a year from ocean to ocean, sea to sea in search of prey, in search of its breeding grounds. It is truly a marvel of engineering of evolution to behold. Unfortunately for it, the bluefin tuna happens to also be one of the most delicious things that swims in our sea. We’ve put it in a dire predicament now because of that.
Bluefin tuna is the most sought after fish in the sea. It commands astronomical prices at market. Just one fish can bring in at auction hundreds of thousands of dollars. A fisherman can make in just a 10 week season an entire year’s salary.
Now, what other professions can that happen in? Well, treasure hunting really and that’s what we’re doing in the seas. Bluefins are a treasure to behold, but, unfortunately, they’re worth more on our sushi plate than they are in the ocean.