In the Southern Atlantic Ocean there are indications of the Albacore being in an overfished state. There are indications in the Indian Ocean that if overfishing continues the stock size is expected to go below the limit.Currently, these are the active tuna RFMOs in the world: Netherlands: Grootoogtonijn, Spain: Patudo, Italy: Tonno obeso, Denmark: Storøjet tun, Germany: Grossaugenthun, Portugal: Atum patudo, France: Thon obése, Japan: Mebachi, Indonesia: Tuna mata besar, Papua New Guinea: Matana Bwabwatana, China: 大目仔, Philippines: Bangkulis The meat turns light gray and somewhat darkish after cooking or grilling. The color and taste of big fish is almost similar to that of beef.
The general concern with yellowfin is that due to increased catches of baby yellowfin on FAD’s, the stocks might suffer in the long term.Currently, these are the active tuna RFMOs in the world: Netherlands: Witte tonijn, Spain: Bonito del Norte, Atún Blanco, Italy: Tonno bianco, Denmark: Albacore, Germany: Weisser Thun, Portugal: Atum voador, France: Germon, Japan: Binnagamaguro, Indonesia: Albakora, Papua New Guinea: Albacore, China: Chang chi we, Philippines: Bayot Due to its white colored meat albacore is also called "the chicken of the sea".In S-America baby bigeye are sometimes used for canning; this is still marketed as light meat.There are no indications that the stock of the Eastern Pacific Ocean is expected to fall below limit in a few years.They have silvery flanks and bellies, and short fins.
These subheadings do not cover the Atlantic or belted bonitos (Sarda sarda), which have oblique bands on their backs. It prefers to swim in the upper mixed layers of the ocean waters and is mostly found between 45o N and 40o S.As canned product it is quite popular in the States, where it is marketed as "White Tuna".The meat has a dry texture and the taste comes close to that of chicken meat.The small size of the fish gives small loins and chunks, making it excellent for canned tuna chunks.In the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), the biomass of skipjack tuna is very large and estimated to exceed that of the other three main tuna species combined.The meat of the skipjack is darker of color, sometimes even slightly pinkish.