the Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) found in the Pacific Ocean. Here are some key characteristics and information about the Yellowfin Tuna in the Pacific:

  1. Distribution: Yellowfin tuna are found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, including the Pacific Ocean. They inhabit both offshore and nearshore areas.
  2. Size: Yellowfin tuna is a relatively large species, with individuals commonly reaching lengths of up to 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) and weighing several hundred pounds. The largest individuals can exceed 440 pounds (200 kilograms).
  3. Coloration: They have a metallic dark blue to blackish back with silver-white sides and belly. A distinctive feature is their long, bright yellow dorsal fin and anal fin.
  4. Diet: Yellowfin tuna are opportunistic predators that feed on a variety of fish and squid. They are known for their high-speed pursuits of schools of smaller fish.
  5. Commercial Importance: Yellowfin tuna is one of the most important tuna species for commercial and recreational fisheries. It is highly prized for its flesh, which is commonly used in sashimi and sushiBig Eye II Charter are specialist in catching yellowfin Tuna in Costa Rica, check our calendar and send us an email at  Captain Franklin.