ABOUT ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA
Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the largest fish in the Gulf of Maine and can reach lengths over 6 feet long and weigh up to three quarters of a ton. It is a deep cherry-red color and has a firm, meaty texture. The bluefin tuna we sell is landed at our pier in Portland, Maine by fishermen we know and trust. Wild-caught Atlantic bluefin tuna like ours is sustainably managed under a rebuilding plan that allows limited harvest by U.S fishermen among other regulations to ensure a healthy population.
Included in each order is 1lb of flash-frozen tuna steaks, toro, or medallions.
Enjoy flash-frozen, bluefin tuna steaks, medallions, or toro, shipped anywhere in the US!
Atlantic Bluefin tuna is a firm, meaty fish that has a deep, cherry-red color. It has a delicious rich, fatty flavor and has large flakes. This fish is best eaten rare or raw. Typical cooking methods include searing and eating raw in sushi or sashimi.
Try some of our favorite recipes below:
Tuna Steak Frites
White Bean and Bluefin Tuna Sandwich
Bluefin Tuna with Olive, Cucumber, Cilantro Relish
Slow-Cooked Tuna Salad
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
When you receive your raw, frozen tuna store it in the freezer. When you are ready to eat, thaw it in a refrigerator until fully thawed (approx. 16 to 24 hours). Thaw and consume by Best By date listed on packaging.
Consuming raw or undercooked shellfish may increase your risk of food-borne illness. More information about the safety of consuming raw food is available upon request.
All of our flash-frozen products will arrive frozen, shipped in our 100% recyclable shipping boxes, via UPS. For more information on shipping, visit our FAQ here.
Learn more about tuna grading.
Gulf of Maine Atlantic Bluefin tuna is not currently subject to overfishing. The fishery is closely monitored and regulated by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), which imposes strict science-based catch limits, gear specifications, and size requirements to ensure that harvests do not exceed sustainable levels. ICCAT's regulations have led to a massive rebound in the Bluefin population from the mid-2000's to the present. We buy directly from fishermen at our own dock and ensure adherence to every regulation, so you can rest assured that no product you buy from Luke's is illegal, unreported, or unregulated. Learn more about tuna sustainability.
ABOUT THE ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA FISHERY
Atlantic Bluefin tuna are highly migratory and can make their way all the way from the Gulf of Mexico where they spawn to the Gulf of Maine. They are the largest species of tuna and can reach up to 13 feet in length and weigh 2,000 pounds. The Atlantic Bluefin tuna season runs June-September. The bluefin tuna that we land are caught using harpoon and rod and reel fishing. This gear is considered "artisanal" or non-industrial and therefore is much less effective and ultimately helps keep catch rate low and the population thriving.
ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ISLAND INSTITUTE
The Island Institute and Luke’s Lobster have formed a strategic partnership to build resilience in the seafood supply chain and provide opportunities for Maine’s fishermen and aquaculturists. The joint endeavor between Luke’s Lobster and the Island Institute is a continuation of a longstanding collaboration; for years, these two entities have worked to strengthen Maine’s coastal economies, partnering with fishermen and community leaders to improve resilience along the shore.
INGREDIENTS AND NUTRITION
Ingredients: Bluefin tuna.
Sold by the 1lb pack.
Bluefin tuna is a very good source of vitamin A. It is also high in omega-3 fatty acids.