Albacore

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Fusiform body, long head and pointed snout. Small and conical teeth, distributed in each jaw. Dorsal fins very close together. Lunate caudal fin. Dark blue back and silver belly, separated by an iridescent blue band. It weighs up to 30 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Weisser Thun
France: 
Thon blanc
Italy: 
Tonno bianco
Portugal: 
Atum voador
UK: 
Albacore
Japan: 
Binnaga
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Purse seines
FAO code: 
ALB
Scientific name: 
Thunnus alalunga
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
223013
Fishing seasons: 
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC