Tuna, Yellowfin (Maguro) – Atlantic, Pole &Troll
Yellowfin Tuna grow quickly, produce millions of eggs per spawning, and live up to 9 years. They are found throughout the world’s tropical and sub-tropical oceans. In the Atlantic Ocean, Yellowfin Tuna are at a low abundance and are considered depleted.
Fishing with pole and line or troll gear is highly selective, resulting in minimal catches of non-target species. However, in the Atlantic, Yellowfin Tuna are caught along with depleted Bigeye Tuna. These fishing methods cause little to no damage to bottom habitats.