Chompy the Shark and the Kayak Fisherman

When a shark wants a tuna, a shark gets a tuna

Kayak fishing is exciting no doubt, but when a shark wants the fish you are reeling in, it is even more interesting.  This is exactly what Isaac Brumaghim experience recently off the coast of Hawaii.  He was fishing for tuna when a shark decided that it wanted the fish he was reeling in.

 

 

Recalling the experience off the Waianae Coast, he said of the shark: “He exploded under my kayak, his dorsal hit my kayak. It was just like a rush. The shark scared me,” he said. “But I really needed that fish for my job.”

Isaac runs the site Aquahunters and typically has a camera mounted to his kayak to record his fishing trips.  This time out though, he got more than he expected. Needless to say, after the rush subsided his first thought was: “I hope I got that on camera.”

In the end he doesn’t get the fish, but he kept all his limbs and has some great video to show for it!

 

Bluefin Tuna Sells For Incredible Record $1.76 Million At Tokyo Fish Auction

Is it any wonder Bluefin Tuna are going extinct?

Record Price Paid for Endangered Bluefin Tuna

With prices like these it is no wonder the remaining Bluefin Tuna are being fished to extinction.  Humans with more greed than foresight will ultimately be their demise!

TOKYO — A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year – even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for sushi.

In the year’s first auction at Tokyo’s sprawling Tsukiji fish market, the 222-kilogram (489-pound) tuna caught off northeastern Japan sold for 155.4 million yen, said Ryoji Yagi, a market official.

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