- 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.
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manages Connecticut’s fish to provide sustainable populations, including endangered species, commensurate with habitat capability and relevant ecological, social, and economic considerations; regulates and manages anadromous, marine commercial and recreational fisheries consistent with interjurisdictional management plans and target harvest objectives; regulates and manages inland fish populations and habitat through various stocking, population manipulation, and habitat preservation and improvement programs; protects and conserves aquatic habitat and associated riparian zones by reviewing and commenting on permit applications for development, water diversion, and habitat alteration; and conducts public awareness and educational programs to promote an understanding and appreciation for aquatic resources and habitats.