Great read. During my seafood career, I purchased 1,000’s of tons of frozen whole round albacore on the Westcoast to supply raw material to canneries in Spain and France.
I’m interested in the word “carking.” I’ve “loined” a tuna but never “carked” a tuna- at least that I’m aware of. Is this the term your skipper used for processing tuna?
Carking seems to be the standard term for loining albacore these days. At least in the sport world. Though now that I think about it I heard the term when I worked on a commercial boat in 2015 as well.