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Bigeye tuna

Order Perciformes
Family Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body somewhat chubby. Very similar to tuna, the latter has pectoral fins and larger eyes. Dark blue on dorsum with violet sides. Yellow longitudinal band on the flanks. It can measure up to 2 m.

Characteristics
FAO code
BET
Specie
Thunnus obesus
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 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
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Grossäugiger Thun
France Thon obèse
Italy Tonno obeso
Portugal Atum patudo
United Kingdom Bigeye tuna
Japan Mebachi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Purse seines

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