Types of Tuna

Eurothon members fish and process yellowfin, skipjack and bigeye tuna, which are the most popular tropical tuna species for the production of canned tuna, and whose stocks are largely well managed. Albacore tuna can also be found in tropical and temperate waters. Vessels of Eurothon members do not fish bluefin and abide by all fishing rules established by the EU, by Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) and by coastal countries.

Click on the picture of a tropical tuna fish below to learn more about it and its sustainability. These tropical tuna are the species fished and processed by the European tuna industry.

This list is based on the compilation by scientists from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) of data on fish stocks published by the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) responsible for tuna stocks management in their respective region whose advice we rely on. The annual reports of the ISSF in which these data compilations can be found are public, its latest edition can be downloaded here.