- 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.
Tripletail get their name from the combination of their dorsal and anal fins, which extend far back to the tail, giving the appearance of three tails. They have a deep, rounded shape similar to grouper or freshwater bream. The eyes are located close to the snout and mouth, which has a protruding lower jaw. The color of the tripletail ranges from yellowish to brown with spots and mottles on the sides.
A variety of fish and crustaceans, including squid, shrimp, anchovies, and herring comprise the tripletail's diet.
This highly adaptable fish can be found in ocean currents worldwide. During warm months, they are abundant off both coasts of Florida, Central America and South America.
Tripletail occur closer to shore, up to depths of 20 feet. They can be found in muddy estuaries, inlets and large bays. Preferring cover, tripletail are often spotted in weeds and alongside debris and markers.