- Yellowfin tuna (also known as: Thunnus albacares/ahi/Allison tuna) are relatively long-lived, migratory fish which can be found in the open waters of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean around the Cape coastline where they form mixed schools with other species of tuna.
- Yellowfin tuna are highly valued and served in restaurants for sashimi.
- We use line and pole as per regulations for South African catches to provide you with sustainable, and fresh yellowfin tuna.
- Yellowfin tuna live in the deep waters of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
- Yellowfin tuna have a migratory nature and they are in big global demand. It is being managed by the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) for the Indian Ocean.
- The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), are managing the Atlantic Ocean component.
- Management in South Africa is largely considered to be effective.
- Adaptation and implementation of the recommended quotas and regulations are the responsibilities of co-operating non-member and member countries.
Go fish…nutritional value
- A full-grown tuna usually weighs around 40kg, but in some instances they can reach a weight of 180kg.
- Not only is yellowfin tuna low-cholesterol protein source, but it is also low in calories.
- Yellowfin tuna contains selenium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, manganese magnesium as well as zink.
- Niacin (B-vitamin) is the main vitamin that yellowfin tuna provides. This vitamin assists your body in creating energy from carbohydrates, proteins and fat that you eat. It also plays a role in sufficient blood circulation and nerve function.
- Yellowfin tuna also has traces of vitamins A,C and E.
Written by Leonor Breytenbach
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