Tuna, Skipjack – Pole & troll (Katsuo)
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.
Although management measures are generally weak, Skipjack Tuna are common in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. There is little bycatch associated with pole and line caught Skipjack Tuna, making it a better alternative to purse seine caught tuna.