- 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.
Grass porgy (Calamus)
Grass porgies are relatively flat from side to side and deep from top to bottom. They have a long, spiny dorsal fin and a long secondary dorsal and anal fin. The grass porgys body is greenish on top, fading to silver on the sides and belly. Dark blotches can be found on the porgys side and tail.
The grass porgy is omnivorous, feeding on whatever is available in its habitat, including algae and smaller fish.
Grass porgies can be found in temperate waters in the western Atlantic Ocean, from the mid-Atlantic states south to the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Grass porgy congregate in grass beds and around reefs. They are primarily found inshore in shallower depths up to 20 feet. Porgies are primarily bottom-dwellers.