What kinds of tunas are there in the Atlantic Ocean?
Ibon from Bilbao wanted to know: What kinds of tunas are there in the Atlantic Ocean?
Patricia, from Planet Tuna, answered: The tuna species we find in the Mediterranean are also present in the Atlantic. They are listed here. In addition, among the Atlantic tunas you can also find tropical species that are not present in the Mediterranean, such as yellowfin and bigeye. The International Commission for the Conservation of the Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), the organization in charge of tuna management in the Atlantic Ocean, has a list of 104 species of tunas, similar fishes, and sharks which you can access on their website, under the Species section. We will be posting information about some of them on Planet Tuna.