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Longfin tuna (‘Bonito del Norte’)

The name ‘Bonito del Norte’ is exclusively applied to that tuna which is fished in the Bay of Biscay using traditional fishing techniques.

This is a type of whiter tuna that lives in the waters of the Azores islands during winter and moves towards the Bay of Biscay by the end of spring. It is during this migration that the fishing season starts, and later ends by September. This tuna can reach a length of up to 140 cm and a weight of 60kg. Traditionally, it is canned in virgin olive oil or otherwise stewed or grilled.

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It is fished using only traditional techniques that imply a hook and living bait, fishing them one by one and no use of nets? That is how a meat of utmost freshness and highest quality is obtained.

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