Albacore (Thunnus alaunga) is a member of the tuna
family. It is found in the open waters of all tropical and temperate oceans,
and the Mediterranean Sea. The North Pacific albacore migrate to two regions of
the Northeast Pacific. One area is off the northern part of Baja California,
Mexico and the other is off the coast of Washington and Oregon. They are
typically caught from May to November by hook and line. Unlike other tunas, our frozen albacore tuna loins have white meat and a milder flavor.
During albacore season local boats target small juvenile
albacore. The young, football-shaped fish are very high in heart-healthy omega-3
fatty acids with very little mercury as compared to the older albacore and
other tunas. In the marketplace albacore is commonly referred to as tuna,
tombo, longfin tunny and canned white tuna. It is the only tuna species which may
be marketed as "white meat tuna" in the United States. When prepared
for sushi it is known as shiro maguro.
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