Atlantic bluefin tuna

Atlantic bluefin tuna




Scientific name Thunnus thynnus
Family Scombridae
FAO code BFT

General characteristics of the species

Bone migratory fish. It presents a dark blue color along the back, with the flanks and ventral area silvery white. With small eyes and a fusiform body, rounded in the center. The two dorsal fins are very close, the second dorsal being equal to the anal, followed by 7 to 9 pinules. The pectoral fins are short. It can reach a total length of up to about 3 m.


Other information
Main fishing gear Lines and hooks (jump and pole, hand lines, troll and drift longline).
Main ways of presenting the product Packed in polyethylene boxes / pallets, or in crates / baskets. Fresh, on ice and frozen.