Skipjack Tuna

Skipjack Tuna  (Katsuwonus pelamis)

This top predator is a highly migratory species of tuna found in tropical and subtropical waters, usually preferring the warmer surface waters.

New Zealand is the southern limit of the skipjack tuna migration route where they visit the northeast from December to May, or in later months from New Plymouth to Cape Farewell.

Flesh is dark red with high fat, low moisture and a medium texture. Traditionally used for canned product.

Product Grade Pack size Land Frozen
Whole Variable 600-800kg bags Yes

Nutritional Information

Raw per 100g edible portion
Energy (kj) 741
Protein (g) 25.6
Carbohydrate (g) 0
Sugar (g) 0
Total Fat (g) 8.2
Saturated Fat (g) 2.5
Sodium (mg) 31