Species and behaviors

When we choose which raw material to propose, we carefully evaluate the characteristics, flavor, destinations and impact on the environment.

Discover the rules that ASDOMAR respects for all its production in the Sustainable Fishing Policy and learn more about the main species:


(Thunnus albacares)

It owes its name to the typical bright yellow color of the long fins and of the pinnules with black edges. It is the second species of tuna in terms of fishing volumes , particularly appreciated for its pink colored meat and delicate flavor .

It is widespread in all tropical and subtropical seas with the exception of the Mediterranean, and due to its high swimming capacity it is able to make great migrations.

Characteristics of this species are the second dorsal fin and the second anal fin, very high and developed in the shape of a sickle and about 20% of its length long. Mature specimens (greater than 20 kg) guarantee more compact and whole slices.


(Katsuwonus pelamis)

Characteristic elements of this species are the longitudinal dark stripes on the belly, varying from 4 to 6, the dark blue back, the silver belly area and the short fins.

But its real record is that of tuna most fished in the world and most popular for canned consumption. Thanks to the meat, which has a dark pink color and boasts a relatively tender texture and a stronger flavor .

It is a cosmopolitan species, which swims in the surface layers of both tropical and temperate waters.


(Thunnus Obesus)

Its fatty meats make it particularly sought after as a substitute for bluefin tuna in the Japanese market for the preparation of sashimi. For this reason it is often subjected to excessive fishing effort.

It lives in tropical and sub-tropical waters of all oceans, and reaches great depths.

It generally has a dark blue color on the back and whitish on the sides and belly, and is characterized by an iridescent bluish band running along the sides.


(Thunnus alalunga)

Characteristic of this species are the pectoral fins that extend up to the anal fin, the dark blue back, the sides and the blue-gray belly.

As a canned product it is quite common in the United States and Spain , where it is marketed respectively as chicken of the sea and as atún blanco due to the light color of the meat.

It is a cosmopolitan species, which lives in the tropical and temperate waters of all oceans, and is also present in the Mediterranean Sea.


(Thunnus thynnus)

It is famous for the red color of its meat , and is the tuna par excellence for Japanese sashimi. it is all the more appreciated the more large in size and with greater fat mass. It reaches dimensions greater than three meters and can exceed 500 kg in weight.

It has a fusiform body with a circular section, a dark blue back and a silver-white belly area.

It is commonly present in ocean waters, but is also found seasonally along the coasts, in particular in the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The slow growth and reproduction, combined with the massive exploitation, make it one of the species at greater risk of extinction .

mackerel big eye

(Scomper japonicus colias)

Also known as lanzardo, it is a pelagic fish belonging to the mackerel family, which stands out for its soft and white meat , with a strong flavor.

The fusiform body, characterized by large eyes , measures on average 30 cm and has a bright bluish-green color on the back, white – silver on the sides and white on the belly. Details of the back are the blackish oblique lines with a wavy and zig-zag pattern.

It is a cosmopolitan species, which lives in the warm and temperate waters of all oceans and adjacent seas.


(Salmo salar)

The Atlantic Salmon (or simply Salmon) is particularly appreciated for the quality of the meat, with its characteristic pink color, and for the very rich supply of nutrients and Omega 3. It has a spindle-shaped and slender body and a small and pointed head, characterized from a large mouth gash and the presence of many teeth, which make it a voracious predator.

It is a species widespread in nature, in ever smaller quantities, along the Atlantic coasts of North America, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, Iceland and along the European coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. In order to overcome the stock crisis and respond to the growing demand since the 1960s, aquaculture methodologies have been developed which are now well established.

ASDOMAR uses salmon (Salmo salar) from sustainable aquaculture for its products.