- 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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The Department of Natural Resources is committed to achieving the goals of Smart Growth by fully executing those Department programs required under the 1992 planning act and the 1997 Smart Growth Initiative; utilizing GIS technology, the Green Infrastructure network, and other resources to identify natural resource lands and open space most in need of protection; fully supporting and implementing those Department programs which protect natural resource lands and open space; identifying and implementing resource protection measures which reinforce neighborhood conservation, urban revitalization, and green building & development; providing resource planning assistance to local governments; and ensuring that Smart Growth is a "guiding ethos" for program activities.