5-7oz - Fresh
Origin: P.E.I. Canada
Fish Facts: The bluefin tuna fishery on Prince Edward Island, in both commercial and sport fishing, use a method of rod and reel. North Lake, Prince Edward Island is known as the Tuna Capital of the World. The bluefin tuna caught off Prince Edward Island typically weigh between 600 to 1000 pounds.
The bluefin is generally black, metallic blue (nearly black) on the back, shading to silvery-white on the belly. On Prince Edward Island, the bluefin tuna fishery runs under a responsible management plan. The bluefin tuna fishery operates on a quota system, therefore, it does not have a fixed season.
The bluefin tuna is distributed worldwide. It is highly esteemed in markets for its high oil content and bright red flesh.
Taste and Cooking: Akami Tuna when compared to Otoro and Chutoro can be easily recognized by its darker red color. Its leanness gives the fish a meatier texture than cuts found along the belly, as well as a more prominent fish flavour. Akami Tuna can be served in a multitude of ways such as maki rolls, nigiri sushi, sashimi, as well as poke.