- 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.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with the responsibility of managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources
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It is the mission of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Marine Fisheries Division to conserve and protect Louisianas renewable aquatic resources for present and future generations of Louisiana citizens by controlling harvest and by replenishing and enhancing stocks and habitat. This is accomplished by setting seasons, size and possession limits, gear restrictions, or other means of protecting key resources; replenishing species and enhancing or developing species or habitats as needed to provide for the needs of consumptive and non-consumptive users or environmental health; research to provide insights into the proper functioning of natural systems; and educating the public and promoting wise use of these resources.