Tuna, Bigeye (Maguro) – Atlantic, Pole & Troll
Bigeye Tuna are a large fish, growing to over 200 kg (440 lbs), and are found throughout the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They grow reasonably fast, can release millions of eggs each year, and can live to 10 years. In the Atlantic Ocean, high fishing levels on Bigeye Tuna have depleted the population.
Fishing with pole and line or troll is highly selective, resulting in minimal catches of non-target species. However, in the Atlantic, Bigeye Tuna are caught along with depleted Yellowfin Tuna. These fishing methods cause little to no damage to bottom habitats.