I have to agree John. I liken this to sport hunting simply to mount the head of an exotic animal on a wall. I could be wrong but my understanding is that a fight to the death would create enormous lactic acid build up rendering the meat almost useless.
With all the press in recent years over the decline in tuna stocks why not just hitch the "special kayak" to the back of a power boat for the same sensation.
I realize there are much greater villains destroying our oceans but killing a 100lb fish, destroying any eatable quality all for self promotion leaves a bad taste in my mouth.