Thunnus albacares


It measures up to 240 centimetres in length, and weighs up to 200 kilograms.


Tuna is characterised by firm, lean meat with a mild taste. Its meat is light to dark red and can be roasted or grilled.

Natural habitat

Er kommt in allen tropischen und gemäßigten Ozeanen und Meeren vor, jedoch nicht im Mittelmeer. Es sind bereits Exemplare in der Biskaya gefangen worden, die zuvor in den USA markiert worden sind.


The tuna is a sociable fish and keeps its distance when chasing prey. It likes to congregate with other fish of the same size, as well as other types of tuna. Larger specimen have been seen with dolphins and whale sharks.


Yellowfin tuna eat crustaceans and squid, as well as other fish such as mackerel, herrings and perches.


It has a strong, torpedo-shaped body. The second dorsal fin and anal fin are bright yellow, which is how the tuna got its name. The colours of the body range from metallic-blue on the back, to silver on the stomach.


This fish can swim at a speed of up to 90 km/h.

Fishing method


FEMEG prefers catching by hand. A line is used, which is laid out and taken in by hand. This method allows a targeted catch of the desired fish species. The seabed is spared and by-catches of other species can be almost 100% excluded. If there is another species of fish on the hook, it can be carefully taken off the hook and released.

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