- 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 Marine Fisheries Council advises the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on various issues and management programs related to fishery resources.
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The mission of the Division of Fish, Game, and Wildlife is to protect and manage the State's fish and wildlife resources to maximize their long-term economic, recreational and biological values for the citizens of New Jersey. Agency Goals: Maintain species diversity and optimum distribution and density of the state's fish and wildlife populations. Protect and enhance the habitat necessary to maintain the State's species diversity and optimum distribution and densities of fish and wildlife populations. Educate the public in the values and needs of the fish and wildlife resource. Optimize the recreational and commercial use of the State's fish and wildlife resources.