Bluefin tuna

Thunnus thynnus

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Present along the Eastern Atlantic from the Norwegian Sea to West Africa. Also found in Mediterranean Sea mainly in the western area.

ECOLOGY

Epipelagic, most often oceanic but seasonally can be found close to the shore. It is a highly migratory species. The diet consists of fish, crustaceans and cephalopods.

FISHERIES

Caught mainly using purse seines, longlines, trolling lines and to a lesser extent trap nets.

DID YOU KNOW

Tagging studies have shown this fast-swimming species can travel up to70 km per hour and is able to cross the Atlantic Ocean within 50 days.