Tuna, Skipjack (Katsuo) – Eastern Pacific, Pole & troll
Skipjack Tuna represent about half of the global tuna catch and are commonly sold as ‘canned light’ or ‘chunk light’. They can spawn millions of eggs each year, grow fast, and have a high rate of population increase. In the Eastern Pacific, Skipjack Tuna are at a healthy abundance.
Fishing with pole and troll is highly selective, resulting in minimal catches of non-target species. These fishing methods cause little to no damage to bottom habitats.