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Tuna

Tuna illustration
  • Wild Bluefin tuna
  • Farmed Bluefin tuna

Fish Facts

  • Most valued food fish in the world, reaching up to 10 feet in length and weighing up to 1500 pounds.
  • There are Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Bluefin tuna species.
  • Wild Atlantic and Southern Bluefin tuna are dangerously close to extinction; wild Pacific Bluefin hought to be in better shape, but status unknown
  • Farmed bluefin is "ranched" - wild juveniles are caught in the sea and brought to netcages and fattened up for the consumer market
Main Commercial Source: Japan, Mediterranean, Mexico