As a whole, albacore are not cited as endangered by any major organizations, but not enough information is available for a definitive classification. This is due to lack of fishing for albacore past certain depths. However, the north Atlantic stock of albacore is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN, and the south Atlantic stock is listed as critically endangered.
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: no special status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: critically endangered
- Uozumi, Y. 2004. "Thunnus alalunga" (On-line). 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Accessed December 16, 2005 at www.redlist.org.