YELLOW-FIN TUNA

YELLOW-FIN TUNA

Yellow-fin tuna reach a maximum size of 450 pounds. Yellow-fin have thick round, elongated bodies, dark blue or black above with yell on the sides and fins tinged in yellow with the finlets yellow and can be found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In the Philippines, tunas abound in the Visayas Region, most particularly General Santos, commonly known as GenSan. Lesser known to others are the fact that there is another tuna capital up north of Metro Manila. The coastal water of Zambales hold yellowfin Tunas as well. They can be caught all year round several kilometers off shore, roughly 3 hours by bangka. But during the months of October-December, they move closer to shore and can be seen a few kilometers away, mere minutes from shore.

Scientific name: 
Thunnus Albacares
Other Names: 
Long Fin Tunny, Longfin, Pacific Long-Tailed Tuna
Season: 
March to September
Catch Area: 
Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans
How To Store: 
Whole fish should be buried in ice with the belly cavity full of ice, since this is where deterioration happens most quickly. Adding ice to the belly slows this enzymatic process.
Range of Shelf Life: 
Three to seven days, depending on the quality of handling the fish has received.
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