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Mackerel Tuna (Euthynnus affinis) Photographs and Information

Also known as Little Tunny and False Albacore.

Mackerel Tuna are striking looking fish, easily recognized by the patch of wavy mackerel-like markings on the back which extend from the dorsal fin to the tail and four or five rounded black spots on the belly between the pectoral and ventral fins.  Some have spots level with the pectoral fin and they are considered to be an Atlantic variation of the species.  Those with spots below the pectoral fin belong to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.

They are robust, tapering fish which school in inshore coastal waters, where they feed on pilchards, blue sprats and herring.  They were called mackerel tuna because they are so common on mackerel grounds where they are a constant nuisance to professional mackerel trolling boats.

Mackerel tuna are a dark-fleshed fish.  They fight hard when hooked.  They are also very good bait.

Trolling is the best way to catch them.

Did you know?
Tuna cannot pump water over their gills like other fish, instead they swim with their mouths open which forces the water over their gills. If they stop swimming they will suffocate.

Did you know?
Tuna have hearts that are much larger than other fish, they are about 10 times as large, relative to the size of the body.

Mackerel Tuna (Euthynnus affinis) Photo

Map showing where Mackerel Tuna (Euthynnus affinis) are found in Australian waters

Scientific Name Euthynnus affinis
Location Northern half of Australia
Season All year round
Size To 15 kg
Australian Species Code 37 441010
Taste, Texture Mild & meaty.  Medium texture.


Nutritional Information
For every 100 grams raw product
for Yellowfin Tuna fillet.

Kilojoules 521 (124 calories)
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 37 g
Total fat (oil) 0.5 g
Saturated fat 33% of total fat
Monounsaturated fat 13% of total fat
Polyunsaturated fat 54% of total fat
Omega-3, EPA 14 mg
Omega-3, DHA 100 mg
Omega-6, AA 15 mg

Angling for Mackerel Tuna | Tuna Fishing :

Mackerel tuna are a dark-fleshed fish.  They fight hard when hooked.  They are also very good bait.

Trolling is the best way to catch them.


Cooking Mackerel Tuna:

Colour of Raw fillet: Pink to red.
Recovery Rate 70 - 75% from whole tuna (gilled and gutted)
Texture: Medium to Firm.
Fat Content: Low to high.
Flavour: Rich, mild and meaty when cooked.


Recipes for Fresh Tuna - From How To Cook Fish

Microwave Cooking Times for Fish
- Fish fillets – 5 minutes per 500g on medium-high, +50 seconds more for thicker fillets, or until flesh flakes
- Whole fish - Large – 6 minutes/750g on medium
- Whole fish – Small – 3-4 minutes on medium


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More links about Mackerel Tuna and Tuna Information

West Coast Tuna Fishing History - The Rise & Fall of the Tuna Industry in San Diego USA. Written by Arnold Fernandes - The Tuna Industry in San Diego was started by the Chinese and Japanese in the early 1890s and then was dominated by the Portuguese and Italians in the early 1920's and up until the late 1980's. Many of the San Diego Fishermen started out on the East Coast and ended up in San Diego, California to escape the ruthless storms and bitter cold of the North Atlantic Ocean. My father came to the East Coast from Portugal and started out as a doryman on the Gloucester Schooners fishing off of the Grand Banks in the North Atlantic.......

San Diego Tuna Boats - Hi, my name is Jimmy, I’m second generation Portuguese on my Dad’s side and first generation on my Mom’s. I've always had a passion for Tuna Boats and their colorful history and have, over the years, amassed a large library of photos and many stories to go with them. In the hopes of keeping some of this history alive........

Tuna Association of Ecuador - Tuna Association of Ecuador, Atunec, is headquartered in the city of Manta, Ecuador, Manabi province, which accounts for the main fleet of vessels fishing for tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Tuna vessel owners union members to generate strategies working in partnership and defense of their interests, seek common solutions to optimize the operations of the national fishing fleet and, in particular the associated

Commonwealth Fisheries Association - The Commonwealth Fisheries Association is committed to ensuring the commercial fishing industry is recognised for its contribution to Australia’s economy, society and environment. CFA achieves this by promoting and advocating the value of the industry and the healthy seafood it provides to the community. Commonwealth wild harvest fisheries are among the best managed and environmentally sustainable fisheries in the world. Our members are committed to managing fisheries for Australia’s food security, community well-being and healthy marine eco-systems.



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