Pacific bluefin tuna

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Medially large head in comparison with his body, with robust torpedo-shaped body. Mouth in terminal position without chin. Small eyes. Lateral line marked, with blue metallic tonality above and silvery white on the chest, caudal fin low. The anal fin has a first long spiny ray and a very short second. It measures up to 3 m and weighs up to 450 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Nordpazifischer Blauflossen-Thunfisch
France: 
Thon rouge
Portugal: 
Atum Atum
UK: 
Pacific bluefin tuna
China: 
太平洋蓝鳍金枪鱼
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Purse seines
FAO code: 
PBF
Scientific name: 
Thunnus orientalis
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
32524,24