Species catalogue

Albacore

Order Perciformes
Family Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Fusiform body, long head and pointed snout. Small and conical teeth, distributed in each jaw. Dorsal fins very close together. Lunate caudal fin. Dark blue back and silver belly, separated by an iridescent blue band. It weighs up to 30 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
ALB
Specie
Thunnus alalunga
Type
Blue fish
FAO 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
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • 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
Fishing seasons
may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Weisser Thun
France Thon blanc
Italy Tonno bianco
Portugal Atum voador
United Kingdom Albacore
Japan Binnaga
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Purse seines

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