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Synonyms for bonito

flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae

fish whose flesh is dried and flaked for Japanese cookery

any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas

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In fact, the size and shape of its teeth identifies the Dogtooth as actually being a giant bonito rather than a true tuna.
Much of the evidence for these issues is anecdotal, but nevertheless warrants a specific research program to investigate the life cycle of this unusual giant bonito and effects of fishing on its stocks.
French angler Cecile Klein was slow trolling a live bonito off Rodrigues Island, Mauritius on March 5, 2013 when his toothy tuna nailed the bait and started peeling the line off her Shimano 50W.
The undefeated sharp-shooting aces ended the league with a total of 35 points, five ahead of league runners-up Joga Bonito.
Well done to all -- RCSI, Eastern Flames, Joga Bonito, Arsenal Dial Square, Woolwich Arsenal, Royal Arsenal and St Christopher's Seniors'.
The first time I live chummed offshore I had my angler standing beside me with a fly in the water waiting for a fish to cast at, only to have a 15-pound bonito make an arrival that just about ripped the rod out of his hand.
Maybe 20 mostly dead pilchards were in the water when I saw the flash of a bonito.
I've had 400-pound blue marlin and 80-pound wahoo chase a bonito into the prop, and amberjacks the size of kayaks eat small bonito off the stern.
But falling prices are encouraging Japanese consumers to eat more bonitos, boosting their consumption in the first half of this year by 20% from a year earlier, they said.
The fishery industry should rather suggest to consumers new ideas for eating bonitos so that their consumption can be boosted,'' an agency official said.
Due to constant increases in bonito catches as well as declines in demand in other countries, the international price of bonito plunged to $350 per ton in July, compared with the average price of $900 last year, according to the agency.
Glass minnows give way to hordes of Spanish mackerel, which are then joined by bonito, ladyfish and hard tails.
Spanish are pretty easy to catch, once you have located them, and they are sure to be joined by the aforementioned stragglers of ladyfish, hard tails and bonito.
He eyes your bonito and pronounces it a "false albacore"--or "albie," for short.
But nearly everyone will agree that our bonito is a terrific day-saver.