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big·eye

 (bĭg′ī′)
n.
1. Any of several tropical marine fishes of the family Priacanthidae, having large eyes and reddish scales.
2. A bigeye tuna.

bigeye

(ˈbɪɡˌaɪ)
n, pl -eye or -eyes
(Animals) any tropical or subtropical red marine percoid fish of the family Priacanthidae, having very large eyes and rough scales

big•eye

(ˈbɪgˌaɪ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -eye, (esp. for kinds or species) -eyes.
any of several red fishes of the family Priacanthidae, of warm Pacific seas, having an oval body and large eyes.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bigeye - red fishes of American coastal tropical waters having very large eyes and rough scales
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
genus Priacanthus, Priacanthus - type genus of the Priacanthidae
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Preliminary studies of age and growth of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the western Indian Ocean.
THE FIRST major effort to limit the overexploitation of western and central Pacific yellowfin and bigeye tuna stocks has been made.
For the tuna royal slam, Zyg caught a longtail in Pakistan, a 30lb skipjack and 121lb dogtooth in Mauritius, a 10lb blackfin in Florida, a 40lb bigeye on the Galapagos Islands, an 80lb yellowfin off Ascension Island, a 50lb northern bluefin in Massachusetts and a 187lb southern bluefin in Tasmania.
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Together, the seven principal market species--albacore, Atlantic bluefin, bigeye, Pacific bluefin, skipjack, southern bluefin and yellowfin--are the single most important resource exploited on the high seas, accounting for over seven percent of total marine capture fisheries production and 11 percent of the total value offish for consumption.
Fishing is an important source of revenue for some of the smaller island nations, but the declaration recognized over-fishing had jeopardized local stock levels of bigeye and yellowfin tuna.
Apart from divers metres below us, we had the reefs to ourselves and spotted clownfish - yes, we found Nemo - mournful-looking bigeye trevally, coral groupers (orange with blue spots - very paint-by-numbers), haughty, yellow and blue-striped emperor angelfish and literally hundreds of (apparently harmless) jellyfish.
Bigeye, skipjack, yellowfin, and abalcore enjoy large and growing markets, but bluefin, which can reach three meters and weight over 650 kilograms, still has the most appeal.
The 2ft 6ins Bigeye tuna, weighing 12lbs 8oz, was netted by a trawler looking for bass.
BIGEYE TUNA were about 2 times as heavy (and 8 times more abundant) in the 1950s.
Since the publication of the first edition of the Good Fish Guide, Marks & Spencer has removed swordfish, Atlantic halibut, monkfish, thornback ray and bigeye tuna from its shelves.
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