The Pacific bluefin tuna is found in the northern Pacific as well as migrating to the south Pacific. In the past, this species was combined with T. thynnus which is now described as the Atlantic bluefin.
Extremely popular with sportfishermen, the bluefin has enriched the sportfishing world since the beginning accounting for record-sized fish and very good eating, especially as sushi and related dishes. Bluefin are targeted using live and dead bait or lures via a wide range of presentations. Extremely strong, bluefin require matching tackle to their size to be successful at landing them.