Product Characteristics: The meat turns light gray and somewhat darkish after cooking or grilling. Its color makes it less fit for canning. The color and taste of big fish is almost similar to that of beef. In S-America baby bigeye are sometimes used for canning; this is still marketed as light meat. Future Supply: There are no indications that the stock of the Eastern Pacific Ocean is expected to fall below limit in a few years.
In the Indian Ocean it shows no indication of being in an overfished state. Bonito is quite popular as a fried fish with olive oil, especially in the Mediterranean region. Due to its small size and firm dark meat it is well fit for this purpose.
The species is mostly fished in coastal water by small local vessels. The catches tend to be quite seasonal. Product characteristics: The bonito meat has a firm texture and a darkish color. This is one of the reasons why it is sometimes used as a cheaper substitute of skipjack tuna, especially for canning purposes. The bonito has a moderate fat content. Future Supply: Due to the fact that bonito are caught by relatively small vessels and in several local regions, also as by-catch, it is quite hard to determine what the supply will be or is.
Catching volumes in the Black Sea and Mediterranean have been decreasing during the last decade. The size of the fish tends to become smaller. The supply is irregular and quite limited. The second dorsal fin is larger than the first one and usually reddish-brown. It is the slowest growing tuna species, which can reach an age of 20 years or more, which explains its size. Bluefin is extremely popular in Japan for sashimi, due to its large size, color, texture and its high fat content.
Its quality in combination with its rarity makes it the most expensive tuna species. Future Supply: The Northern Bluefin is certainly a tuna species under threat. Its slow growth, in combination with the over-exploitation of the stocks has caused authorities to implement catching quota in the Eastern Atlantic.
For Bluefin sashimi raw tuna fillets the Japanese are willing to pay extremely high prices, due its size, color, high fat content, texture and taste. The high price is caused by Tuna In - Various - Herberts Best 06 (Vinyl) fact that this tuna species is very hard to get.
Very few markets can compete with the prices that Japanese buyers are willing to pay. Future Supply: The Southern Bluefin tuna is the most overexploited tuna species. The stocks are heavily depleted. Japan, Australia and New Zealand have imposed restrictions on the catching of this tuna species.
This situation has triggered actions by several environmental groups such as WWF and Greenpeace. Many initiatives around the world have been taken to ranch wild caught bluefin tuna into captivity, In Croatia, Spain, Morocco, Australia and Japan.
This industry will continue to grow, but due to the slow growth of the big-eye and the high costs involved, it cannot fulfill the demand for bluefin in any way.
It is a very seasonal fish Tuna In - Various - Herberts Best 06 (Vinyl) mostly by small vessels in the waters along the Malay and Burmese coast. There are also local catches around the Indonesian archipelago. Product characteristics: The meat is quite Tuna In - Various - Herberts Best 06 (Vinyl) and has an almost white color. It doesn't have a lot of taste. It is more appreciated as a canned product than the somewhat drier albacore meat.
Future Supply: There is limited data available on the volume of the catch and the status of the current stocks. One reason is that Tongol is mainly caught by small local vessels, which makes monitoring difficult.
The general feeling is that tongol catches are close to — at or already over their MSY. This is due to decreases in the sizes of landed fish. Availability tends to be very seasonal and mainly restricted to Indonesia and Thailand. Remember Tuna In - Various - Herberts Best 06 (Vinyl). Log in Forgot your password? Click on the tuna species to read more:. Northern Bluefin. Southern Bluefin. Skipjack Tuna. Skipjack Tuna can be distinguished by the presence of four to seven dark, longitudinal stripes on their bellies.
Share of all Tuna Caught:. Stock Status: Ocean. Skipjack is the most popular tuna for consumption. Biggest Angled Fish:. Needs Improvement. I will explain the parts of the tuna, where they are located, and what type of dish it is used for. I will explain from the top and go clock wise in order.
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