- 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.
A member of the Croaker family, the spot is distinguished from other croakers, especially its cousin the Atlantic croaker, by its wide, forked tail and a dark blotch behind its gill. The dorsal fin runs the length of the spots back, which is golden in color, fading to silver on the sides and belly.
Spot feed along the bottom on small worms, fish, crustaceans, and detritus.
Common throughout the Atlantic Ocean, spot can be found along the US and Mexican east coasts. Spot are more rare in the Gulf of Mexico and south of Palm Beach County, Florida.
Primarily found at shallow depths, spot are common in estuaries, bays, inlets and other inshore areas.