Tuna fish season 2021 overview

Tuna fish season 2021 overview

  The white tuna campaign has kept us very busy during these summer months. But it has not been several years that it doesn’t last until September. This year, for the fifth consecutive year, the tuna coastal fishing season has been drastically shortened due...
How the white tuna (thunnus alalunga) is caught?

How the white tuna (thunnus alalunga) is caught?

The White tuna (thunnus alalunga) belongs to the tuna family and as such is a pelagic  specie that lives in shallow waters only when they are temperate and deeper (up to 500 m) in warm waters. It is in spring when it moves to the shallower waters off the coast,...
The Atlantic horse mackerel

The Atlantic horse mackerel

The horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) is a fish that is widely consumed in our country, due to its great taste and affordable price. It is a gregarious fish with pelagic habits that lives at a depth of 200 or 300 metres. The larger ones are usually found a few...
White tuna season 2021

White tuna season 2021

We are already in the middle of the white tuna (thunnus alalunga) fishing season. This season we have increased the total allowable catch by 12%, which means that we have a quota of 18,000 tonnes per year. This increase will be maintained for the next two years. The...
Sale of the first tuna of the season

Sale of the first tuna of the season

Early this morning, the ASTURPESCA purchasing team attended the auction of the first white tuna of the 2021 season at the Avilés fish market. As is tradition, “El Campanu”, the nickname by which this first specimen is known in Asturias, was bought by the...
Fish and the carbon footprint

Fish and the carbon footprint

Today, there is no longer any doubt that food and the environment go hand in hand. A quarter of the greenhouse gases affecting global warming are a consequence of the global food system. As for fish, it is estimated that global wild capture fisheries account for only...