There are three closely related types of Bluefin Tuna - the Pacific (Thunnus orientalis), Atlantic (Thunnus thynnus) and Southern (Thunnus maccoyii), each inhabiting waters designated by their name. As other Tuna fish, chilly seas pose no problem - their highly developed thermoregulatory system allows for keeping their body temperature up to 36°F warmer than the surrounding water, which not only means they can thrive in great geographical latitudes, but in great depths as well. Not losing heat through their gills also dramatically adds to their stamina, making them extremely fast (can swim up to 40mph) and endurant (Gordon Johnson speaks about a 62 hour long fight in his book, "It Happened in Canada") predators.
An interesting fact about red-flesh fish is that their meat was regarded as a low class food in Japan before refrigeration was invented, as it was basically impossible to conserve. The popularity of sushi, however, brought the Bluefin Tuna to a meat value pedestal, culminating in 2013 with a $1.76M purchase of a single 489lbs fish at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo
Fresh caught, Mahi Mahi Fillets
Order cut-off is 10:00AM for same-day delivery and Pick-up. (Pickup is from 10AM-1PM)
Caught On: Maui, 10/16/2023
Caught By: Brian
Sold By: The Fresh Mahi Mahi Fillets are sold by the pound. The minimum order is 1lb.
*Please enter the approximate number of whole lbs of fish you want and we will package as close as we can to your requested amount as possible, we will then ADJUST YOUR CHARGE TO MATCH THE EXACT WEIGHT of your order.