9 Facts You Should Know About Bluefin Tuna

The Red Tuna of the Strait® is one of the largest, fastest and most spectacular fish in the world. It is considered a protected species of controlled fishing.

1. A Good Giant

It can reach 3.60m in length. The largest registered was captured in Nova Scotia and weighed 679 kg.

2. Very Fast

Their hydrodynamic bodies are designed for speed and low resistance to water. They swim at average speeds of 5.9 km / h and a maximum of between 13 and 40 km / h.

3. Big Stomachs

Its high energy consumption makes it very voracious, feeding on fish, such as mackerel, anchovies and sardines as well as squid and crustaceans.

4. Rising Sun

Japan consumes 80% of the world's bluefin tuna. Mitsubishi, famous for its cars and electronic products, with 40% of the market is the largest owner of bluefin tuna in the world, accumulating thousands of tons of frozen bluefin tuna at -60ºC.

5. Millions of Eggs

It can produce up to 75-100 million eggs per year, but only a small fraction survive to adulthood. It reproduces only once a year and does not reach reproductive maturity until they are between 3 and 4 years old.

6. More than One Kind

Bluefin tuna, also known as bluefin tuna, or bluefin tuna, is divided into three subspecies: Atlantic bluefin tuna, northern bluefin tuna, and southern Pacific bluefin tuna. In addition there is a large number of other fish species considered tuna: yellowfin tuna, albacore tuna, blackfin tuna, long-tailed tuna, bonito bonito, bonito, melva and little tunny.

7. Big Money

In the fish market of Tsukiji (Tokyo), the largest fish market in the world, on January 7, 2013 at 5am, a bluefin tuna of 222 kg was sold for € 1,450,000 (€ 6,530 / kg!).

8. Warm Blod

The bluefin tuna has a system of blood vessels called a wonderful network that allows it to warm up to 15º above the water temperature.

9. Sixth Sense

The bluefin tuna has a great sense of direction, being able to use its pineal window (a transparent membrane that covers the dorsal surface of the skull of certain fish) to follow the sun and the celestial signals. They make use of their highly developed visual and olfactory sense to stay on course or follow their prey.

The JC Mackintosh tuna is caught on demand throughout the year with the Japanese GreenStick® system. It is authentic wild red tuna Ike Jime quality. The best red tuna in the world.



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