Tuna, Albacore – Longline (Bin’naga maguro)
Albacore Tuna are a highly migratory fish found throughout the world’s temperate and tropical seas. They 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, Albacore Tuna populations are at a medium to high level of abundance in other regions. Management for Albacore Tuna is weak overall, and most adults are caught by pelagic longlines. In contrast to pole and troll fishing methods, the use of pelagic longlines results in high levels of bycatch that often includes seabirds, sea turtles, sharks, and marine mammals, many of which are protected and endangered. Try poll- and troll- caught Albacore Tuna for a more sustainable option.