The major food source for bluefin tuna is a small, silver fish called herring. Herring are common in the waters of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Herring has been fished in the North Atlantic for hundreds of years and is typically canned for humans to eat, or used in fishmeal for feeding livestock or in fish farms.
Why are bluefin tuna fishers concerned about herring?
How did the bluefin tuna respond to lower herring populations?
Why have the bluefin tuna come back to Northeast waters?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry commercial fishing Noun
industry responsible for catching and selling fish.
industry or occupation of harvesting fish, either in the wild or through aquaculture.
fish stock Noun
amount of fish available to be harvested in a specific area at a specific time.
type of fish.
total number of people or organisms in a particular area.
animal that hunts other animals for food.
to fish by dragging a large net along the bottom of the body of water.