Tuna, Yellowfin – U.S. Atlantic, Pacific Pole & troll (Maguro)
Yellowfin Tuna grow quickly, produce millions of eggs per spawning, and live up to 9 years. They are found throughout the world’s tropical and sub-tropical oceans, with one population occurring in each of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and two in the Pacific (eastern and western and central).
Abundance of Yellowfin Tuna varies among populations, but overall abundance is at a medium level.
Generally captured by purse-seine fisheries for the canned tuna market, Yellowfin Tuna are also captured in pole and troll fisheries, which produce little to no bycatch and are a model for selective fisheries.