The Coromandel Smoking Co. Albacore Tuna always looks fabulous in a display. Our smoked tuna has a lovely iridescent sheen, with the outside having a distinctive dark colouring. A versatile fish with a good strong taste, smoked tuna is delicious hot or cold.
About Tuna (Thunnus alalunga)
Albacore Tuna is a finfish distinguished by a dark blue back, and silverwhite sides and belly. Adult albacore tuna have pectoral fins that extend past the second dorsal fin and anal fin. Its flesh is pink when raw and off-white when cooked. Mature albacore tuna can reach as much as 45 kg although the average market weight is 9 kg.
Albarcore Tuna are a well known source for Omega-3s fatty acids which are associated with reducing the risks or effects of heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, cancer, arthritis, lupus, and other medical conditions. Albacore Tuna are trolled primarily on the west coasts of the North and South Islands and can also be caught throughout the year by longline.