Tuna, Albacore – Hawaii, Longline (Bin’naga maguro)
Albacore Tuna are a highly migratory fish found throughout the world’s temperate and tropical seas. While Albacore in the Pacific Ocean is reasonably abundant and healthy, it’s less abundant in the North Atlantic.
Longlines are the most common method used to catch Albacore Tuna. They result in large quantities of bycatch, including threatened or endangered species such as sea turtles, sharks and seabirds. In the U.S. Hawaii fishery however, management regulations are in place to reduce affects on bycatch species.