[News.com.au] fisherman lures bluefin tuna, suspected of carrying radiation from Fukushima

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Victorian fisherman Paul Worsteling lures monster bluefin tuna, suspected of carrying radiation from Fukushima

YOU know you’ve landed the catch of the day when experts advise you to test your fish for radioactivity.

Mornington Peninsula fisherman Paul Worsteling lured a monster bluefin tuna 50km off the coast of Greymouth, New Zealand.

It took two hours and 58kg of tackle to land the 2.7m beast, estimated to weigh more than 275kg.

The fish, which looks like a prop from a B-grade horror flick, will be tested for radiation to find if fish schools affected by the Fukushima reactor meltdown in Japan have migrated around the world.

Worsteling, a host of Channel 10’s IFishTV, invited scientists from New Zealand Fisheries on a chartered vessel to explore this pocket of ocean, which yields 170,000 tonnes of blue grenadier each year.

It’s believed the fish would be worth about $713,000 in Japan.

The crew enjoyed a few slices of sashimi and anything the scientists didn’t use for research was delivered to a smoke house.





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[News.com.au] Des pêcheurs ayant pris un thon bluefin, le suspectent de transporter de la radioactivité de Fukushima

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Un pêcheur de Victoria, M. Paul Worsteling, ayant ramené un énorme thon bluefin, le suspecte de transporter la radioactivité de Fukushima.

Vous savez que vous avez décroché la timbale du jour lorsque des experts vous recommandent de contrôler la radioactivité de votre poisson.

Un pêcheur de la péninsule de Mornington, M. Paul Worsteling,  a attrapé un thon monstrueux à 50 km au large de Greymouth, en Nouvelle-Zélande.

Il lui a fallu deux heures et 58 kg de matériel pour ramener la bête de 2 m 70, d’un poids estimé à plus de 275 kg.

Le poisson, qui ressemble à un accessoire de film d’horreur de série B, va être contrôlé pour sa radioactivité afin de savoir si les bancs de poissons touchés par la fusion des réacteurs de Fukushima au Japon ont migré autour du monde.

Worsteling, un site de Channel 10’s IFishTV, avait invité des scientifiques des pêcheries de Nouvelle-Zélande sur un navire affrété pour explorer cette poche de l’océan, qui fournit 170.000 tonnes de grenadier bleu chaque année.

On pense que le poisson atteindrait les $713 000 au Japon.

L’équipage a apprécié quelques tranches de sashimi et tout ce que les scientifiques n’ont pas utilisé pour leurs recherches a été livré à une entreprise pour le fumer.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


September 2012