13 Facts About Albacore


Albacore, known as the longfin tuna, is a species of tuna of the order Perciformes.

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Albacore are pelagic predators that eat a wide variety of foods, including but not limited to fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods.

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Albacore is a very economically important fish and is a target of commercial and recreational fisheries.

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Albacore has a streamlined, fusiform body with a conical snout, large mouth, and big eyes.

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Albacore has a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical and temperate waters across the globe and in every ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea.

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Albacore is a powerful, hard-hitting predator that forms mixed schools with skipjack tuna, yellowfin tuna, and bluefin tuna, sometimes around floating objects like sargassum weeds.

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Albacore show a broad range of behavioral differences by region.

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Albacore have asynchronous oocyte development, that is their immature egg cells do not develop at regular intervals.

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Albacore is a prized food, and the albacore fishery is economically significant.

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Albacore tuna is the only species that can be marketed as "white meat tuna".

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Albacore are managed by four tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations, include the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission .

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Albacore caught by the American albacore fishing fleet off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California have far lower mercury levels than in previous years.

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Albacore caught in this region show methylmercury levels well below the 1.

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