- 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.
Our underwater lands are managed to provide access for you to the waters of the state - rivers, lakes, streams and Puget Sound. We also work to serve the continuation of navigation and commerce.
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The Department of Natural Resources is the steward of Washington's aquatic lands and associated resources. Aquatic lands will be managed for current and future citizens of the state to: sustain long-term ecosystem and economic viability; and to ensure access to the aquatic lands and the benefits derived from them.