Bluefin Tuna Farming
Tuna Farming - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna

Tuna Farming

Bluefin Tuna is one of the most hydrodynamically efficient and sought-after species in the world.  Known as superfish, bluefin tuna have evolved for peak athletic performance, are endothermic, and can maintain their body temperature between 77 - 91°F even in frigid Arctic and North Atlantic waters.  Bluefin Tuna are top predators in the food chain, swim thousands of miles a year through every ocean on earth, and can dive to water depths beyond 1,000 meters.  

Commercial value for Bluefin Tuna caught in the wild can vary greatly.  Tuna farming is the only known way to control the time, quantity, quality, and value of the fresh tuna supply.

Since 2005, after years of intense overfishing, Atlantic Bluefin Tuna stocks are rising steadily year after year.  

Tuna Farming - Tsukiji Market Bluefin Tuna

Tsukiji Market

Bluefin Tuna Auctions

Fatty giant bluefin tuna sometimes sell in excess of $1 million during strong Japanese market conditions.  On January 5th, 2019, a Japanese sushi restaurant chain set a record price by paying $3.1 million for a 278 kg fish caught off Japan's Aomori prefecture.  Lean giant bluefin tuna, which are prone to overheat during the catching process, can have little or no value.  Burnt tuna, known as yake-niku, is a result of stress when the fish is caught.  While it is safe to eat, burnt raw tuna flesh has poor texture, a slightly sour taste, and is undesirable for raw sushi and sashimi consumption.  Tuna farming can increase tuna omega-3 fatty acid levels, reduce yake-niku, and optimize the tuna harvesting process.   

EuroPacific Tuna 

  • EuroPacific Tuna Ltd promotes international tuna farming as a means to increase tuna industry efficiency and reduce tuna species exploitation.  The company is committed to fish farming practices that are sustainable, environmentally responsible, and profitable. 

  • Tuna Farming, also known as Tuna Penning, Tuna Aquaculture, Tuna Ranching, and Tuna Mariculture is a proactive means to improve the tuna Industry's operations, mitigate risks, and optimize Tuna Species management.

  • 100 tons of farmed bluefin tuna can achieve the same market value of 4,000 tons of bluefin tuna caught and processed under traditional methods.  tuna Farming allows the bluefin industry to reduce specie mortality 40-fold while obtaining the same revenue.

Tuna Farming - Tuna Towing Cage

Bluefin Tuna Towing Cage - Port Lincoln, Australia

Tuna Farming Technology

Tuna farm management proficiency, tuna farm technology, live tuna transfer assistance, and
live tuna transport techniques.

Tuna Farming - Giant Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

1,026 lb. Bluefin Tuna - Provincetown, MA USA

Tuna Farming Marketing

Marketing channels in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East.  

Tuna Farming - Tuna Towing and Holding Cages

Bluefin Tuna Farm Cages - Evia, Greece

Tuna Farming Equipment

State-of-the-art tuna towing cage and mooring solutions for tuna farms in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania.

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