37.1 – 37.2 – 37.3
40cm / 4m
6.4Kg / 600kg
Bluefin tuna is native to both shores of the Atlantic and to the Mediterranean Sea. It can weigh over 300 kg, even reaching up to more than 600 kg.
Japan is the main destination for Mediterranean bluefin tuna, although in recent years demand has increased worldwide. Bluefin tuna fishing is controlled through a control system regulated by ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas).
As catches are insufficient to keep up with demand, a farming technique has been developed that consists of capture by means of purse-seine fleets.
After this, the tunas are fattened at farms located off the coasts to obtain optimal fat infiltration. The tunas are essentially fed on oily fish like sardines or mackerel.