- 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.
To provide the scientific expertise and technical capabilities needed to develop and conduct the research programs required to protect, restore, and enhance the state's extensive estuarine and marine resources
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Responsibilities: Sets seasons for saltwater fishing and shellfishing; Studies marine resources & does mariculture research; Promotes recreational fishing and shellfishing; Manages state shellfish grounds; Maintains state's artificial reefs; Performs environmental reviews; Promotes seafood marketing; Maintains a marine science library; Conducts marine fish tagging programs; Conducts marine education programs & public outreach; Provides information on saltwater commercial fishing; Provides information on saltwater fishing tournaments