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Southern BlueFin Tuna
Species Thunnus maccoyii
Previous Names: bluefin, bluefin tuna, tuna
Catch Size To 225cm (fork length) and possible 200 kg (commonly 180cm and 100 kg)
Habitat Marine; Pelagic in the open ocean, mainly in cool temperate waters.
Fishery Caught locally by purse seining and drift long lining in the Great Australian Bight. Farmed in sea cages in Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Southern Bluefin Tuna

Skipjack Tuna
Species Katsuwonus pelamis
Previous Names: Oceanic bonito, Skipjack, Striped tuna, stripey
Catch Size To 108cm (fork length) and 34.5kg (commonly 75cm and about 10kg)
Habitat Marine; Pelagic, mostly near the surface of all temperate and tropical seas.
Fishery Caught mainly by trolling, pole-and-lining and purse seining. Smaller incidental longline catches.
Skipjack Tuna