The Fish We Cook, Tuna


The albacore tuna is the choicest of the four kinds of tuna. Its flesh is light in color and mild flavor is the reason it has been given the name “chicken of the sea”, and like the other varieties of tuna it is a very fast and very energetic fish. In the choicest of the four kinds of tuna, the albacore tuna is the most abundant and found in abundance in every place. Small and large grouper and pompano fish are also considered albacore tuna. It is a very important fish both commercially and for sports fishing. It is often marketed as a fish Oil. The two most important qualities of the albacore tuna as far as fishing is concerned are its size and its oily and tender meat. Its meat is light in color and mild flavor and is quite mild and delicate in flavor and is fairly low in fat content. The best way to cook albacore tuna is to bake, broil, grill, and sauté.

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Bluefin tuna can be found in most warm, temperate seas throughout the world and are abundant from Alaska to California on the west coast of the United States. Like the other varieties of tuna it is a very fast, strong swimmer and traveling in schools they inherit their name from the blue fin they live near. As well as having a dark blue color the flesh of the bluefin is thinner and lighter in color and rich in flavor and is fairly low in fat content and remains moist after cooking. The best way to cook is to bake, broil, grill or poach.


Salmon is one of the largest of the fish world and can be found in both fresh and saltwater. They have been known to grow to 83 feet and weigh over 700 pounds. The female is the larger of the two and can be found in any number of colors, commonly becoming brown, blue, and silver. They are a commonly found fish, and are fairly common, but are seldom caught commercially due to the pollution of the oceans. The most popular varieties of salmon are the chinook and the sockeye. Theaturally occurring enzymes in salmon (which aid in the fermentation process) help in producing a lighter colored and flavored meat ( Chinook being the lightest and thus having the most compatible cooking methods). Both the King salmon and the Pacific sockeye require whole salmon fillets for cooking.

SOUTH Pacific

TheSouth Pacific Ocean is very abundant in fish and is the most abundant fishery on the planet. Naturally, this is the area that is most influenced by the fishing industry, and thus has the most possible variety of fish. Not only that, but the fishing industry is abundant on the water, making it the most economical method of fishing. This leads to the popularity of many of the top seafood restaurants on the planet. Like canning salmon, it is easy to do, and it is a delicious seafood dish all on its own.

Three types of salmon can be found on the market simultaneously: the channel catsfish, the blue catfish, and the golden catfish. They are native to both fresh and salt waters and spend their entire life in or near the ocean. They are very important as an commercial fish because they are fast growing and can handle being fished commercially with little expense. The channel catsfish can be found in warm coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Argentina. The fish is born in warm waters and after birth some of the fish might be grown in cool waters until they eventually reach a size where they start to settle in certain breeding streams. They then live until they die, having lived a full, rich life.

The blue catfish is another saltwater fish that is considered a poor man’s fish because of its prowess in the eyes. They are found in almost all the warm coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean from California to Argentina. They are born in the cold waters and adapt well to the waters until they arrive at their breeding streams. There they stay in the same waters until they spawn.

The golden catfish is the smallest and most abundant of the catfish species. They are found in much of the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean in water up to 11 feet deep. They are also known to be one of the most prolific and capable of producing 4 tons per day. Their likeliness to reproduce is influenced by their size, as well as the amount of pollution they live in. Some scientists say that with a population of 100,000 living on the seafloor, there is no doubt that these fish have enough food to feed everyone.

Although these are the most common kinds of catfish found in the wild, omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to have benefits for the human body.

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