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Fisherman Catch Rare One-Tonne Fish That Could Make 1170 Portions Of Fish And Chips

Mark McGowan

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Fisherman Catch Rare One-Tonne Fish That Could Make 1170 Portions Of Fish And Chips

A lot of us can't confess to know an awful lot when it comes to fishing. However, a lot of us know our onions when it comes to fish and chips.

Therefore, it sounds like only good news that a fish was caught that could make 1170 portions of the great British meal.

The one-tonne fish was caught off the coast of Iturup in the Pacific, by Russian fisherman. Such was the impressive nature of their haul, they showed it off for a day, only for it to "go off" thus making it utterly pointless.

Credit: CEN

They then fed it to wild bears, as that was the nicest thing they could do after letting it die.

The men who caught it were greeted with backlash on social media when they showed off the fish, as people were rather annoyed they sent it to its death with local scientists, rather than donating it to a museum and preserving it.

"There hasn't been such a huge fish, at least to my memory. Sometimes you can get catfish that are also known for their size and their length reaches up to five feet, but I have never seen a moon fish out here that weighs a tonne," local fisherman Arthur Balkarov said.

Credit: CEN

Moonfish can also be called opah, sunfish, kingfish, redfish ocean pan and Jerusalem haddock, and are large, colorful, deep-bodied pelagic lampriform fishes.

Compared to other things deep-sea fisherman catch, the moonfish is actually quite normal.

There are people like Roman Fedorstov, another Russian fisherman, who tweet all sorts of creatures he's caught on his travels.

He works on a fishing trawler in Murmansk, Russia, according to The Moscow Times, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that some of his catches are from the set of Alien.

As freaky as it is, it's very easy to find yourself scrolling through all of his images on Twitter, with each picture prompting the same question: What the f*ck?

Very, very weird.

Featured Image Credit: CEN

Topics: Fish

Mark McGowan
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