- Albacore are the only tuna allowed by the Food and Drug Administration to be marketed and sold as white meat. Because of this distinction, albacore is the most prized tuna meat in the United States.
- Albacore is considered inferior to other tuna meat in Japan for the exact same reason. Only some members of the billfish family (marlins, swordfish) and the mako shark are faster. Albacore have been recorded going over 55 knots.
- Close to 200,000 tons of albacore are harvested every year, most coming from the Pacific Ocean.
California Department of Fish and Game (Marine Region)
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite #100
Type Of Organization
The Marine Resources Division: protects, maintains, and enhances populations and habitats of marine plants, invertebrates, fish, and mammals, and provides opportunities for their uses; and conducts research and management programs.
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The mission of the Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. Functions and responsibilities of the CDFG are derived from the State Constitution and the Fish and Game Code. CDFG's implementing regulations are found in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations