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Yellowfin tuna

Order Perciformes
Family Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Fusiform body and very scaly. The 2nd dorsal fin and anal fin, both very long and sharp. The color of the dorsum is dark blue; all finlets are yellow. It can measure up to 2 m.

Characteristics
FAO code
YFT
Specie
Thunnus albacares
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 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 mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Gelbflossen-Thunfisch
France Thon albacore
Italy Tonno albacora
Portugal Atum albacora
United Kingdom Yellowfin tuna
Japan Kiwadamaguro
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Purse seines

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