Atlantic bluefin tuna

Atlantic bluefin tuna are capable of reaching well over a thousand pounds in weight, and rival the black marlin and blue marlin as some the largest known bony fish.

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the largest, fastest, and most gorgeously colored of all the world’s fishes. Their torpedo-shaped, streamlined bodies are built for speed and endurance. More

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is a close relative of the other two bluefin tuna species - the Pacific bluefin tuna and the southern bluefin tuna. More

* Atlantic bluefin tuna population levels are low. International overfishing is occurring. More

graph showing western North Atlantic bluefin tuna population decline Above - abundance of spawning size bluefin (620 lbs. and larger) was last at the long-term sustainable population level (MSY) in the mid-1970s. It has declined dramatically since. More

Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758), aka bluefin tuna, horse mackerel, northern bluefin tuna is regarded as one of the most highly evolved fish species and one of the most prized fish in danger of overfishing. More

Atlantic bluefin tuna shows, for the first time, that Mediterranean and North American bluefin mix substantially as juveniles, but return to their place of birth to spawn. More

As the Atlantic bluefin tuna season opens, environmental groups are warning that due to overfishing there's only about 3 years left for the large fish. More

of the Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery in the United States, the NMFS has instituted an automated catch reporting system for recreationally caught bluefins, as well as a large pelagic survey. These efforts will help monitor quotas. Additional Reading: Bigelow, H.B. More

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is so prized for gourmet sushi that it has been overfished to the brink of commercial collapse. Now scientists are studying how to breed these giants in captivity, which could reduce the pressure on wild tuna. More

A single giant Atlantic bluefin tuna can sell for $100,000 or more in Japan. Tuna fisheries worldwide generate billions of dollars annually, making them among the most valuable fisheries on Earth. More

The Atlantic bluefin tuna occurs throughout and on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. It can be spotted from the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland in the West Atlantic, and from the Canary Islands off Africa to Iceland in the East Atlantic. More

The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, one of the largest fish in the ocean, may only be seen in pictures and museums in the near future. More

The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) was once common in Scandinavian waters (Norwegian Sea, North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegatt. More

sustainable management of Atlantic bluefin tuna is needed." Mediterranean bluefin tuna (Photo courtesy Greenpeace) The United States entered the negotiations seeking a halt to bluefin overfishing and U.S. officials were disappointed in the outcome. Dr. More

thynnus, the Atlantic bluefin tuna is king. Commercially its flesh commands the highest value per pound (or kilogram) and in terms of its growth weight, it is simply the largest. More

* Atlantic bluefin tuna is managed by the 47-member International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) * Bluefin tuna in the north Pacific is co-operatively managed by two regional fisheries management organizations: the More

Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) have been an important and emblematic part of the Mediterranean culture for centuries. More

Western Atlantic bluefin tuna are sexually mature at approximately age 8 (80 inches Curved Fork Length). Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna spawn in the Gulf of Mexico (April-June) and in the Mediterranean Sea (June-July). More

A proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna — vaunted for its succulent red and pink meat — could slash supplies and drive up prices in Japan, the world's biggest consumer and importer of the fish. More

Order : Perciformes
Family : Scombridae
Genus : Thunnus
Species : Thunnus thynnus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758