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Why Bluefin Tuna Is Considered The Best Tuna Variety By Many
By AUTUMN SWIERS
Bluefin tuna is a species known for its high-quality meat, but it comes with a very high price tag. This fish is so popular that it was once considered an "overfished" species, but this tuna is off of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s endangered species list for now, so curious eaters may want to know what the hype is all about before they try some bluefin.
Fishing Booker says that there are three types of bluefin: Atlantic, which are the biggest; the medium-sized Pacific; and Southern, the smallest variety. Despite some kinds being considered "small," bluefin is still the largest species of tuna, and the meat is fattier than any other, making for the most melt-in-your mouth steaks, sushi, and more.
Individual bluefins can also weigh up to 2,000 pounds, making this breed in very high demand amongst fishermen, fish vendors, and eaters. However, this tuna is best kept to an occasional indulgence, since overfishing and catching fish before they even get a chance to lay eggs and reproduce is a very probable issue for the species.