Katsuwonus pelamis

Also called the balaya, aku, cold bonito, mushmouth, maritime bonito, striped fish, or victor fish. It grows up to 1 m long. It is a cosmopolitan pelagic fish found in tropical and warm-mild waters

Product details

Catching Areas: Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean

Catching Methods: Pure seining, Long-lining, Pole and Line

Certificates: FDA, HACCP, ISO, HALAL


Packing: IQF, 10-15Kg/Bag

Quantity Load IN 20FT Container: 18 Metric Tons

Quantity Load IN 40FT Container: 26 Metric Tons

Supply details

Supply Ability: 5 000 Metric Ton per Month

Order Preparation: 3-5 day after confirmation

Shipping Port: Port od Rades, Tunisia

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More About Skipjack


Striped skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), also known as Skipjack tuna, is the species of tuna that is subject to the most intensive fishing effort in the world. This popular species, quite small, can measure up to 1 m long and weigh up to 20 kg. Striped skipjack is present in many areas, becoming mature early and breeding fairly quickly.

Inventory situation

Due to fluctuating yields of Skipjack tuna, it is difficult to assess the state of the stocks as well as the effects of the fishery. Nevertheless, at present, all skipjack tuna stocks are considered healthy and are considered to be moderately exploited.

Ecological consequences

The purse seine is the gear most frequently used to fish skipjack tuna. If Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) are used, bycatch of protected species such as sharks, rays and other tuna species will be important. Tuna fishing is one of the main reasons for the decline of some of these species. While no FADs are used in the purse seine fishery, bycatch is reduced, but many species of protected and endangered marine animals and birds are caught in the nets. Angling is the most selective and therefore the most sustainable fishing technique, but it puts pressure on fish populations that are used as bait.


There are Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) in each skipjack tuna. However, in the implementation of their policies, controls and enforcement measures to protect tuna and other species from overfishing and illegal fishing activities are often non-existent.


The number of catches made in MSC-certified fisheries must be defined so that the stock remains at a sustainable level. If the stock is below sustainable levels, the number of catches must be reduced until the stock is rebuilt within a given period of time. Bycatch of other species should be kept to an absolute minimum and marine habitats should be preserved. The various stakeholders are carefully monitored and must provide catch data for scientific assessment purposes.