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  Fresh California Albacore Tuna Loin



 
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Albacore (Thunnus alaunga) is a member of the tuna family. Our fresh wild albacore sashimi loins are frequently used to make the highest quality sushi in sushi bars. We sell fresh wild boneless albacore fillets from fish harvested in the Fiji islands. Albacore is caught year round, but more commonly during summer. They are harvested primarily with poles using the technique of trolling, and their average weight is 25 to 35 lbs. Wild albacore sashimi has a much lower fat content than farmed albacore.

In the marketplace albacore is commonly referred to as Pacific tuna, tombo, longfin tunny and canned white tuna. When prepared for sushi it is known as shiro maguro. This native Pacific albacore is unlike its brothers fished in the eastern hemisphere. While those Albacore reach 10-30 pounds, the Pacific species grow to just 7-15 pounds, averaging about 9 pounds. 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.

Albacore is the only tuna species which may be marketed as "white meat tuna" in the United States. 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.


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