Bluefin Tuna With its meat used in the preparation of sushi, the fishing industry continues to harvest tons each year.
The Yellowfin Tuna is among the larger Tuna species, reaching weights over 180 kg (400 lb), but is significantly smaller than the Atlantic and Pacific bluefintunas, which can reach over 450 kg (990 lb), and slightly smaller than the bigeye tuna and the Southern Bluefin Tuna.
Note: Southern Bluefin Tuna is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, but only as conservation dependent under Australian legislation. Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) are majestic, temperate…
TIL an Australian laboratory is successfully attempting to breed wild Bluefin Tuna in captivity by mimicking the various conditions of their over one thousand mile migration from Southern Australia to the Javan Sea.