- 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 Bureau of Resource Management is comprised of six divisions: Assessment and Statistics, Biological Monitoring, Ecology, Marine Education, Public Health and Stock Enhancement
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The division is focused on direct stakeholder issues. Two field staff work directly with fisheries organizations and individuals with regard to implementation of laws and regulations and other opportunities or problems which need resolution. The marketing program is responsible for understanding economic and market issues that affect the fishing and aquaculture industries for purposes of applying agency resources on them. It is also responsible for providing development assistance to those industries. The watershed program is concerned primarily with municipal shellfish management programs and with issues that effect ecological integrity in coastal regions with a focus on watersheds. The division is also concerned with environmental impact assessment of wetlands, dredging, waste discharge projects, and providing assessment advice to federal and state agencies.