Thunnus alalunga


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Noun1.Thunnus alalunga - large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tunaThunnus alalunga - large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
tunny, tuna - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
albacore - relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna
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The largemesh California drift gillnet (DGN) fishery (1) is one of these five federally managed HMS fisheries, along with the albacore, Thunnus alalunga, surface-hook-and-line fishery, the tuna purse seine fishery, the deep-set longline tuna fishery, and the harpoon swordfish, Xiphias gladius, fishery.
2007), minced muscle of albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga (Ramirez-Suarez and Morrissey, 2006), and meat products such as sausages causing a brighter appearance (Crehana et al.
MULTIFAN-CL: a length-based, age-structured model for fisheries stock assessment, with application to South Pacific albacore, Thunnus alalunga.
Incidentally, Thunnus alalunga or albacore is the premium species of tuna and the only species that may be referred to as "white meat tuna.
Biologists note one species of albacore, or Thunnus alalunga in the Pacific but two major populations, separated, approximately, by the equator.
Using hook depth as a tool to selectively target pelagic species has been used extensively in commercial fisheries for decades, with most of the effort focused on bigeye tuna, Thunnus obesus, and albacore, Thunnus alalunga, (Suzuki et ah, 1977; Sakagawa et ah, 1987).
Local name English name Scientific names Kanakana (a) Wahoo Acanthocybium solandri Auhopu (a) Skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis Ra'I ra'ionga (a) Labyrinth fish Schedophilus velani Toremo (a) Yellowtail amberjack Seriola lalandi Kahi mea Albacore Thunnus alalunga (c) Kahi ave ave (a) Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares (c) Kahi mata tata (a) Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus (c) Ivihehe (a) Swordfish Xiphias gladius Pescado no Marine fishes nei Marine fishes nei clasificado (b) Local name 1950-1977 (%) 2000-2010 (%) Kanakana (a) 6.
For example, GSI of Thunnus alalunga peaks in April (Grau et al.
Specifically, Yokawa and Uozumi (2001) and Uozumi (2003) suggested that the operational switch from targeting mainly surface-associated albacore, Thunnus alalunga, and yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares, to targeting mainly the deeper-dwelling bigeye tuna, Thunnus obesus, has meant: 1) the gear only covered the lower limits of the blue marlin's depth distribution, and 2) shifting of fishing effort to focus on eastern Atlantic waters has amounted to movement away from preferred blue marlin habitats.