Blackfin Tuna Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: pectoral fin moderately long, reaching
point below beginning of 2nd dorsal fin; 2nd 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 fo side; eye
large; 19 to 25 gill rakers (usually 21 to 23) on 1st arch.
Size: to 1 m (3.25 ft.) and 19 kg (42 lbs.).