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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.

Characteristics
FAO code
BFT
Specie
Thunnus thynnus
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
Fishing seasons
jan feb mar apr may
International denominations
Germany Thunfisch
China 大西洋蓝鳍金枪鱼
France Thon rouge
Italy Tonno rosso
Portugal Atum rabilho
United Kingdom Northern bluefin tuna
Japan Kuromaguro
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture
Hooks
Purse seines

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