Skipjack Tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis


In Malta, long line fishing methods are used to catch skipjack tuna.


In the Mediterranean, this species spawns several times within one season in batches; from spring to early fall in the Mediterranean.

It is commonly available in summer.


Skipjack tuna are commercially important as the main species of canned tuna.

Our suggestion

Skipjack tuna are globally sustainable. They are abundant in their range and their populations appear healthy, as they are quite a resilient species. In the Mediterranean they are common but not abundant, and catch statistics show that when fished at low quantities, populations’ fluctuations are stable. It is fast growing, short lived and very fecund. Therefore, fish for tomorrow recommends skipjack tuna.