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Synonyms for skipjack

oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic

medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters

able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound

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Prices for skipjack tuna in Bangkok have already started rising from last month's lows, according to analysts at Informa Agribusiness.
The fillet of skipjack is somewhat dark and the quality nearly indistinguishable from that of the ever-popular blackfin tuna.
The tuna fishery in the ETPO is one of the most important in the world; the 2012 annual catches of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) exceeded 209,000 and 271,000 metric tons, respectively (IATTC (1)).
Based on this background, for guidance in the development of skipjack tuna fishing gear unit by which environmentally friendly and sustainable required an information as the basis for stakeholders in taking a decision.
Trade magazine The Grocer said skipjack demand rose at the beginning of the year after a US payment dispute.
It was also not fair: the skipjack by now had moved further offshore, drawing "J" out into the deeper water along the main channel.
In this memoir written as a detailed narrative, author Alfred Scott McLaren, a former Cold War submarine commander, offers an account of the activities of three nuclear submarines during the Cold War that gathered intelligence for military purposes but also conducted scientific research: the USS Greenfish, the USS Seadragon, and the USS Skipjack. Most of the book is informed by the authorEs first-hand observations serving on these submarines between 1958 and 1965.
Of particular fascination is the author's personal testimony of serving aboard the USS Skipjack submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
I've used other baits and they work, but skipjack works so well where I fish.
Changes in population structure and growth of skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis during 30 years of exploitation in the Southwestern Atlantic
Spread over a part of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is surrounded by incredible marine life and is home to all kinds of tuna species a[euro]" Skipjack, Yellowfin, Bigeye, Albacore and Bluefin, to name a few.
The agreement aims to extend technical and institutional support for the development and conservation of Maldives' marine resources and will focus on the development of sustainable management practices for skipjack and yellow fin tuna in the Maldives.
"We also carry canned pole-caught skipjack tuna, which is a 'light' tuna that's a good value and also is a 'best choice' for sustainability."
Skipjack Tuna Steaks are available in 301-gram retail packs from Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan-based Tosakatsuo Suisan Co., Ltd.
Rampant over-fishing and pirates stealing tuna are pushing the ocean's 'natural torpedoes' to the brink of extinction." Greenpeace further states that while skipjack, the tuna species usually canned, is not yet overfished it is approaching the point where it won't be able to sustain itself.