Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)


All Names

  • French
    • Thon rouge de l'Atlantique
    • Thon rouge
  • Italian
    • Musciame de tonno
  • Portuguese
    • Atum-rabilho
  • Scientific Names
    • Thunnus thynnus
  • English
    • Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
  • Spanish
    • atún aleta azul

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Thunnus thynnus




August 10, 2008




115 LB Bluefin caught by me.

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Thunnus thynnus




September 26, 2012 03:30 PM EEST


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Description from Wikipedia

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a species of tuna in the Scombridae family. It is variously known as the northern bluefin tuna (mainly when including Pacific bluefin as a subspecies), giant bluefin tuna (for individuals exceeding 150 kilograms or around 330 pounds) and formerly as the tunny.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    This Atlantic species has experienced declines in range and reported catch per unit effort (CPUE) since the 1960s. Although a number of uncertainties exist in the reported data, especially from the Mediterranean region, the best estimates from the most recent 2010 stock assessment indicate that there has been a global decline of between 29% and 51% based on summed spawning stock biomass (SSB) from both the Western and Eastern stocks over the past 21–39 years (three generations, based on a generation length of between seven and 13 years). Pre-exploitation longevity is not known for the Eastern Atlantic, but it is assumed that at one point that this species had a similar longer generation length across its global range. Therefore, this species is estimated to have declined at least 51% over the past three generation lengths (39 years) and is listed as Endangered under Criterion A2. In the Eastern Atlantic stock, current fishing mortality is far above maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and estimated SSB is far below MSY. The Western Atlantic stock has experienced severe declines in the past, is also below MSY, and has not recovered under current fishing regimes. Management of the eastern Atlantic stock is essential to the future of this species, as it represents the majority of this species global population.
    No range data available.