Skipjack Tuna is scientifically called (Katsuwonus pelamis), it is a medium-sized fish belonging to the Scombridae family.
The other names of this fish are – balaya, tongkol, arctic bonito, mushmouth, oceanic bonito, striped tuna or victor fish.
It is one of the prime game fish caught using big nets also called purse seine nets. In 2009, due to the extravagant number of catches, the skipjack tuna was considered the second most important caught species after Peruvian Anchoveta.
The Skipjack Tuna is a popular element of the Japanese cuisine and is known as Katsuo. Along with these, the Skipjack Tuna is a prominent food choice in the Hawaii and pacific countries.