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skipjack:

see herringherring,
common name for members of the large, widely distributed family Clupeidae, comprising many species of marine and freshwater food fishes, including the sardine (Sardinia), the menhaden (Brevoortia and Ethmidium), and the shad (Alosa).
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; tunatuna
or tunny,
game and food fishes, the largest members of the family Scombridae (mackerel family) and closely related to the albacore and bonito. They have streamlined bodies with two fins, and five or more finlets on the back.
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skipjack

[′skip‚jak]
(vertebrate zoology)

SkipJack

(cryptography)
An encryption algorithm created by the NSA (National Security Agency) which encrypts 64-bit blocks of data with an 80-bit key. It is used in the Clipper chip, a VLSI device with an ARM processor core, which is intended to perform cryptographic operations while allowing the security agencies listen in.

There are (apparently) two agencies, both of whom have to agree that there is a valid reason to decode a message. Don't laugh, they are serious.

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Diet comparisons between yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna were evaluated by comparing individuals captured in the same set within each area.
Object of research is a unit of fishing the dominant catch of skipjack tuna and still active at the time, respondents were collected by purposive sampling that is by ensuring obtaining a representative sample of the population to be studied [12] by way of each sample fishermen were given a brief understanding the questions that will be given in the questionnaire to the perception of any questions.
This regulation and difficulties on getting the bait has prevented effort increases and, possibly, the overfishing of the skipjack tuna stock.
Gonadosomatic index and seasonal variations of plasma sex steroids in skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) from the western Indian Ocean.
Skipjack tuna is sustainably harvested and is naturally low in mercury," Niemiec says, adding that because it is a smaller fish it feeds primarily on shrimp and krill and lives only about 10 years.
processors, by switching largely from yellowfin to skipjack tuna (which is slightly lower in food quality, but doesn't swim with dolphins), have had little trouble accommodating the ban.
Skipjack tuna was the dominant species in the catch at 100,900 t, or 80% of the total.
Seared Skipjack Tuna and Katsuo Garlic Steak from Tosakatsuo Suisan Co.
There is a slight chance of confusing Atlantic bonito with yet another small tuna species: the skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis.
The meal started with Roasted Duck Foie Gras served with ginger chutney, followed by Chilled Zucchini Soup with basil and chorizo, perfectly Grilled Skipjack Tuna that was still moist and flavorful, and slow-cooked Oxtail Parmentier with black truffle jus.