- 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.
Gafftopsail catfish (Bagre)
The Gafftopsail Catfish has a head that is longer and wider than the common freshwater catfish. Its coloring is silvery on the sides, with a bluish dorsal fin. The dorsal and pectoral fins are long, extended and extremely sharp. The Gafftopsail can also be recognized by its two long barbels located under its mouth.
Gafftopsail are omnivorous, but mainly eat small fish, shrimp, and crab.
Gafftopsail Catfish can be found along the Atlantic Coast, from New England to South America. They are abundant in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly Texas and Louisiana.
Like its freshwater cousin, the Gafftopsail prefers deep channels and brackish water. It can also be found in coastal flats and passes, as well as tidal streams.