Tuna stocks are of special interest to Canada. Atlantic bluefin tuna and Pacific albacore tuna, in particular, support viable and sustainable fisheries in Canadian waters. The Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery is worth approximately $10 million annually, the Pacific albacore tuna fishery is worth approximately $30 million annually and the pelagic longline fishery which includes Atlantic swordfish, bigeye and yellowfin is worth approximately $35 million annually. There are also Canadian harvesters of swordfish, yellowfin tuna, albacore tuna, and bigeye tuna in Atlantic Canada – and a distant-water fishing fleet that fishes southern Pacific albacore tuna.

Facts on Fish:

Bluefin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, Atlantic Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Skipjack Tuna