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Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna (latin: Thunnus albacares) is a very important edible fish. They can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and any tropical or moderate climate ocean or sea.
Tuna live in small schools, often close to the surface of the water. They are skilled hunters that prey on mackerel and sardines. In deeper waters they eat redfish and ling.
Tuna are very fast and can easily maintain a speed of 50km/h over long distances.
All species of tuna are easily identified by their elegant spindle-shaped bodies. Their aerodynamic shape grants them the ability to move quickly in the water. Their mouth, is quite small in size, in relation to the rest of their body. The most prominent feature of the yellowfin tuna is its striking yellow fins, which distinguish them from other tuna.

Cooking methods

Tuna are known for their particularly delicate meat. Tuna fillets and steaks can easily be grilled or fried. Cooking time should be brief, to retain juiciness in the center.

Flavour and texture

Tuna's texture is a little like marzipan. Its taste can be compared to a tender calf fillet with a mild salty flavour. The meat is usually dark or light red in colour. The meat's colour doesn't influence its quality.

Fishing method

Pots and traps
Fishing with traps and pots is one of the oldest fishing methods. Our Stone Age ancestors used this method, which involves attaching the baited cages to lines and submerging them in the water. Unlike trawling, for example, it is one of the more passive fishing methods and also one of the best methods for preserving fish stocks.
Pots often resemble cages or baskets with one more openings (funnels) and are placed on the ocean floor, with or without bait.
Once the fish has swum into the pot, it cannot escape due to the funnel-shaped entrance. However, if the animal has not yet reached the desired catch size, it can get out through the escape hatches. This enables selective fishing.