The blue marlin fish caught by local Nigerian fisherman not worth $2.6million – SECIFI.COM Fact Check reveals

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Secifi Fact Check has indeed confirmed that the fish is not worth the amount initially estimated.


According to Fact Check, the alleged $2.6 million value of the fish was taken from a July 2019 article by CNBC on the White Marlin Open in the US – a week-long fishing competition held every August.

The $2.6 million payout was for the largest white marlin caught during the 2018 competition; however, the largest blue marlin received a prize of $924,000. Fact Check reached out, and organisers of the competition indeed confirmed that the Nigerian fisherman could not have raked in millions of dollars for his catch.


“In the United States, there is not a commercial market for blue marlin. This fish would only have value if caught in a tournament that offers prize money for blue marlin,” said Madelyne Rowan, tournament director.

“In order for a blue marlin to have the potential to be worth a million dollars in the White Marlin Open, approximately $20,000 in entry fees would need to be paid,” Rowan added.

Sean Amor, a captain for Hooked on Africa fishing charters in South Africa, also agreed with Rowan, saying that marlin’s market value would never sell for millions of dollars.


Wild.NG Facts !

Is blue marlin good to eat?
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Marlin is a great delicacy with many health benefits, but you should consume it in moderation due to high mercury and other toxins. Whether it’s eaten raw or cooked, ensure it’s correctly cleaned and processed to minimize the risk of getting foodborne diseases.

How rare is the blue marlin?
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Blue marlin are currently considered a threatened species by the IUCN due to overfishing, particularly in the international waters off the coast of Portugal where they migrate to breed in the June/July months.

How much does a 500 pound marlin sell for?
The answer to this question depends on a few variables and can vary greatly. A 500 pound marlin would have a market value depending on the species, maturity, and other factors. Generally speaking, a marlin this size can range in value from a few hundred dollars to upwards of several thousand dollars.

What is the world record marlin in Africa?
World’s largest marlin caught

The world record: Blue Marlin with 1,240 Lbs and 563 kg, caught off the coast of Sao Vicente.

What is the No 1 expensive fish in the world?
Everyone is stunned to see the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, the world’s most expensive fish. It has the title of being the most valuable fish in the world, costing about Rs 23 crore. It was bought in the year 2020 for Rs 13 crore, with its price only going up. The Atlantic bluefin tuna is the largest of the tuna subspecies.


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