- 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.
Yelloweye rockfish ()
Yelloweye rockfish are heavy-boned and spiny in the head and near-head areas. The spines are venomous. Coloration in juveniles is deep red with bright white to yellow horizontal stripes; when yelloweyes turn into adults their color lightens and the stripes disappear. Most fins have black on the tips. The caudal fin is rounded.
Yelloweye rockfish feed on fishes such as gadids, sand lance, herring, lump suckers and other rockfish, as well as crustaceans such as rock crabs, shrimp and snails.
Baja California, Mexico to Gulf of Alaska
Yelloweye rockfish are usually found around rocky areas both inshore and offshore, such as reefs, offshore pinnacles, and steep cliffs. They are most common inshore at depths of 60 to 1800 feet.
Like most rockfish, yelloweye do not partake in migrations.
Yelloweye rockfish can live to be over 100 years old.