Marc Towers, while on a recent fishing trip off Nova Scotia, landed a 1,000-pound Atlantic bluefin tuna after a two-hour battle.
It falls well short of the all-tackle world record, a 1,496-pound specimen also landed off Nova Scotia, in 1979 by Ken Fraser.
Towers' catch was towed to port, lifted from the water via crane, and fork-lifted to the scale.
The Daily Mail reports that Towers' tuna will yield about 20,000 pieces of sushi and is expected to sell for more than $32,000 to a buyer in Japan.
Not everybody will be a fan of the catch, however.
Atlantic bluefin tuna are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list of threatened species, and the fishery is strictly regulated.
--Image showing Marc Towers with his 1,000-pound tuna is courtesy of Marc Towers