Question 1

What type of fish is it?

Shipjack Tuna

Skipjack Tuna
Katsuwonus pelamis 

  • 50-55% of global catch
  • Av. Weight 3kg (Record catch 34.5kg)
  • 3 year lifecycle
  • Used mainly for canning
  • Found in Northern & Southern Pacific, Northern & Southern Atlantic & Indian Oceans
  • Fish stocks are in a healthy state, sustainable fishing practices are encouraged. 

Northern Bluefin Tuna

Northern Bluefin Tuna 
Thunnus thynnus

  • 1.25% of global catch
  • Av. Weight 7kg (Record catch 677kg)
  • 10 – 25 years lifecycle
  • Used fresh e.g. Sashimi
  • Found in Northern Pacific & Northern AtlanticOceans
  • Overfished in all locations, sustainability issues

Southern Blue Fin

Southern Bluefin Tuna 
Thunnus maccoyii

  • 0.4% of global catch
  • Av. Weight 7kg (Record catch 157kg)
  • 15 years+ lifecycle
  • Used for fresh Sashimi
  • Found in Southern Pacific, Southern Atlantic & Indian Oceans
  • Overfished in all locations, sustainability issues

Albacore Tuna

Albacore Tuna 
Thunnus alalunga

  • 7% of global catch
  • Av. Weight 10 – 20kg (Record catch 60.3kg)
  • 5 years lifecycle
  • Used for fresh Sashimi
  • Found in Northern & Southern Pacific, Northern & Southern Atlantic & Indian Oceans
  • Sustainability issues rising, sustainable fishing practices are encouraged 

Big Eye Tuna

Big Eye Tuna 
Thunnus obesus

  • 8% of global catch
  • Av. Weight 15 – 20kg (Record catch 210kg)
  • 5 – 7 years lifecycle
  • Found in Northern & Southern Pacific, North Atlantic & Indian Oceans
  • Overfished in all locations, sustainability issues

Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna 
Thunnus albacares

  • 35% of global catch
  • Av. Weight 5 – 20kg (Record catch 200kg)
  • 4 – 7 years lifecycle
  • Used for canning & fresh
  • Found in Northern & Southern Pacific, Northern & Southern Atlantic & Indian Oceans
  • Overfished in most locations, sustainability issues

Tongol Tuna

Tongol Tuna 
Thunnus Tonggol

  • 4% of global catch
  • Av. Weight 1 – 5kg (Record catch 35.9kg)
  • 3 years average lifecycle
  • Used for canning
  • Found in Northern Pacific & Indian Oceans
  • Fish stocks are moderate, sustainable fishing practices are encouraged 

Bonito

Bonito 
Sarda chiliensis

  • <1% of global catch
  • Av. Weight 3kg (Record catch 18kg)
  • 3 years lifecycle
  • Used mainly for canning
  • Found in the Northern & Southern Atlantic Oceans
  • Fish stocks are in a healthy state, sustainable fishing practices are encouraged