skipjack tuna


plural skipjack tuna or skipjack tunas
: a relatively small tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis synonym Euthynnus pelamis) that is bluish above and silvery below with oblique dark stripes on the sides and belly
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called also skipjack, bonito

Examples of skipjack tuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deep-sea fishing for skipjack tuna, mahi-mahi, red snapper, grouper, and giant trevally; surfing the offshore breaks; and kayaking through mangrove swamps are excellent ways to fill a few days. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2023 In 1982, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands agreed to coordinate relations with foreign fishing fleets, which were descending on the surrounding waters in search of lucrative skipjack tuna. Lindsey McGinnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Sep. 2021 According to the Consumer Reports findings, albacore tuna cans contained on average three times more mercury than light or skipjack tuna cans. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 15 Feb. 2023 In one video, shared on Momoa’s grid and his Instagram Stories, the actor can be seen reeling in a silvery aku (that’s the Hawaiian term for skipjack tuna). Whitney Perry, Glamour, 24 Oct. 2022 The restaurant excels in its nigiri with immaculate sourcing techniques that bring in harder-to-find fish like katsuo skipjack tuna and akamatsu rosy seabass. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 14 Jan. 2022 The recipe below is for a common dashi made from kombu and bonito flakes, shavings from a block of cooked, smoked, dried and pressed bonito, or skipjack tuna. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2021 Tuna fisheries have steadily grown over time, with skipjack tuna making up more and more of the total volume as other species were fished out. Christopher Pollon, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Mar. 2021 Alaska pollock ranked second at 7.5 billion pounds, followed by skipjack tuna at 7 billion pounds. Anchorage Daily News, 7 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

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