Blackfin Tuna

Destin Florida Fishing for Blackfin Tuna

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.

Where found: near shore and offshore

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

Credit: Illustration by Diane Rome Peebles
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

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