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Scientists in the Fisheries Research Division at SWFSC conduct studies on several aspects of the lives of tuna in the North Pacific Ocean. Pacific Tuna Research and Albacore Research include investigations on biology, physiology, ecology and migration as well as distribution and abundance, population genetic structure, and fishery interactions for various species. General information on several of these species are listed below:

  • Albacore,Thunnus alalunga
  • Pacific bluefinThunnus orientalis
  • Skipjack, Katsuwonus pelamis 
  • Yellowfin, Thunnus albacares

Learn more:

-Pacific Tuna Research and Albacore Research 

-Pacific Bluefin tuna sportfishing regulations, science, and management

-Fukushima Radioactivity in U.S. West Coast Tuna