Tuna, Albacore – Imported pole & troll (Bin’naga maguro)
Albacore Tuna are found throughout the world’s temperate and tropical seas. These schooling fish are efficient predators that are highly migratory, grow reasonably fast compared to other tuna species, produce many eggs, and mature between two – six years of age.
Heavily fished in the North Atlantic, populations are at a medium to high level of abundance in other areas of the world. Management for Albacore Tuna is weak overall. However, poll- and troll-fisheries result in very little bycatch or damage to oceanic habitats.