Fresh Skipjack (Aku)

Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) is also marketed as aku in Hawaii. A good quality aku meat is deep red in color. Aku has the most pronounced taste of all tunas. Skipjack Tuna can be consumed raw (poke, sashimi), seared, broiled, fried, sautéed or dried.

Seasonal availability: from May to October


Seasonal Availability of Hawaii’s Major Fish Species


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