How much weight does a 100lb bluefin lose when it’s prepped for the fish hold on a sport boat? Just curious how much they weigh when they come over the rail as opposed to being weighed for the processor.
I know the processors aren't happy about the weight lost. It just a matter of time before they add 10% to the weight of a gill and gutted fish or charge a different price for gill and gutted fish.I talked to Five Star fish processing and they say approx. 12% weight loss from the time it's caught to the time it gets to them. It works out better now for us fisherman because we're giving the processor a fish that weighs less than when it was caught, so we pay less to have it processed. The downside is you never get an exact weight unless the boat has a scale on board.