This tuna tends to travel in single species schools, without the level of mixing seen in other species. Association with floating objects is not common.
Albacore accounted for about 4% of the 4.9-million-tonne global tuna catch in 2020.
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The following six albacore stocks are assessed and managed by the RFMOs:
Our Status of the Stocks report summarizes the status of albacore tuna worldwide according to the most recent scientific assessments. The report includes:
It also reviews the management measures for albacore that Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) have adopted.
Our research and advocacy work aims to ensure, on a global level, that tuna resources are well managed and protected from overfishing.
An ISSF report uses the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) scoring system to evaluate both the health and RFMO management of 23 tuna stocks worldwide, including bluefin.