Northern bluefin tuna

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body chubby, slimming regularly backward. Long head and short snout. Relatively small jaws with small, conical teeth. Dorsum is dark blue and belly silver. It measures up to 4 m. It can weigh up to 900 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Thunfisch
France: 
Thon rouge
Italy: 
Tonno rosso
Portugal: 
Atum rabilho
UK: 
Northern bluefin tuna
China: 
大西洋蓝鳍金枪鱼
Japan: 
Kuromaguro
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Hooks
Purse seines
FAO code: 
BFT
Scientific name: 
Thunnus thynnus
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
23811
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY