Hawaiian Ahi Tuna (Thunnus albacares), is a popular member of the tuna family, also known as Yellowfin Tuna. This Tuna, with its gorgeous red color, is often served raw or quickly seared; after it’s cooked it loses that bright ruby red color. With a flavor similar to swordfish, tuna cooks up moist and delicious.
Vessels registered in the Hawaii longline fishery are the main producers of line-caught premium quality bigeye tuna (ahi), yellowfin tuna (ahi), swordfish and other open ocean fish available from Hawaii. They operate beyond 50 nautical miles from Hawaii shores, often far off shore within international waters. The Hawaii longline fleet operates in waters managed by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission in the eastern Pacific. The fleet follows U.S. regulations where ever they fish. These regulations are designed to ensure compliance with international management measures.