AskDefine | Define bluefin

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1 flesh of very large tuna [syn: bluefin tuna]
2 largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics [syn: bluefin tuna, horse mackerel, Thunnus thynnus]

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  1. bluefin tuna, a number of types of tuna characterised by their blue fins.

Extensive Definition

Bluefin tuna may mean any of several species of tuna:
Bluefin tuna are some of the most beautiful and endangered fish in the world’s oceans. In U.S. ocean territory, the catch of bluefin tuna has declined by 99% since 1963. Bluefin tuna were just one of 41 U.S. fish stocks experiencing overfishing at the end of 2007. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is creating new rules for overfishing and environmental review.
bluefin in Arabic: بلوفين
bluefin in French: Thon rouge
bluefin in Hebrew: טונה כחולת סנפיר
bluefin in Chinese: 蓝鳍金枪鱼
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