Paul Murray was awarded the Premier's Cup trophy today for landing a tuna weighing 522 kilograms.
Murray, a tuna fisherman for 30 years, caught the tuna on Oct. 3 off North Lake, P.E.I.
He says it took him an hour and 40 minutes to land the giant fish.
Ghiz issued a statement saying the tuna fishery is a sustainable industry that has become an important part of the Island's rural economy.
A total of 436 tuna weighing 126 tonnes were landed by Island fishermen in 2014, generating a landed value estimated at $2.5 million.