Yellowfin Tuna are found globally, highly migratory and a popular fish for recreational anglers for their incredible tasting meat and game fishing qualities.
In the Pacific Ocean, the yellowfin range of distribution has been generally reported to stretch from 40°N to 40°S, with the northward spread of the species being slightly more pronounced in the western than in the eastern Pacific.
Where do they go to breed?
Yellowfin reach spawning maturity at 2 years of age and spawn in both tropical and subtropical waters all year round, but most frequently in the summer months.
Interestingly, spawning occurs during the night and a single female can produce 0.2-8 million eggs per spawning event.