Fish IDOffshore

Blackfin Tuna

Illustration: Adobe Stock – Nikolaynachkov

Description: Pectoral fin moderately long, reaching point below beginning of second dorsal fin; second dorsal fin dusky; all finlets dusky, with white edges; dorsal finlets sometimes turn yellowish at base after death; a broad, brownish stripe along upper part of side; eye large; 19 to 25 gill rakers (usually 21 to 23) on first arch.

Size: To 1 meter (3.25 feet) and 19 kilograms (42 pounds).

Where Found: Near shore and offshore.