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Team Lajabonean team weighs in its two hefty yellowfin tuna at Ebeye Dock last Saturday as part of Marshall Islands Development Bank’s 35th anniversary celebration. Photo: Hilary Hosia.
Team Lajabonean team weighs in its two hefty yellowfin tuna at Ebeye Dock last Saturday as part of Marshall Islands Development Bank’s 35th anniversary celebration. Photo: Hilary Hosia.

HILARY HOSIA

Captain Damien Milne and team Daliah reeled in the winning marlin during the Marshall Islands Development Bank’s 35th anniversary fishing tournament over the weekend.

The winning marlin was a whopping 448-pounder with a $2,000 prize tag and was caught in Majuro waters. The event’s second biggest marlin weighed 328 pounds and is valued at $1,000 and was caught by Limata Boat with Captain Hirata Kabua and crew out of Ebeye.

Jabro Fishing Club coordinated the trolling competition that saw 19 boats participating simultaneously from Majuro and Ebeye last Saturday.

JFC reported multiple tunas caught that Saturday barely made the qualifying weight. However, Captain Jimmy Kemem and Litakboki Team won the biggest tuna with their 109-pounder that came with $1,500 prize, followed by a 92-pounder by Pearl Boat Captain Alanso Hicom with a winning value of $950.

The event’s total pound category was claimed by Captain Ronnie Reimers and the crew of Li Noe boat.
MIDB Board members joined in on the Ebeye fishing action.

JFC official Scott Howe organized the Majuro portion of the tournament and provided live reports to JFC on Ebeye.

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