Alva Egoh is an Italian company that provides its customers with a variety of tuna pieces (ventresca, fillets, bottarga, mosciame, lattume, heart, buzzonaglia) that can be used both cooked and raw for meals like sushi and sashimi. The tuna is then packaged, usually in metal cans or glass jars, and preserved, either in oil or naturally (in salty water).
The yellowfin tuna, which is a more common marine species and hence typically less expensive, is still the most marketable tuna in Italy, whereas the bluefin tuna, which is typical of the Mediterranean, is in risk of going extinct. Albacore tuna is also consumed in Spain. Skipjack tuna has been the most popular fish in the world for canning in oil for a number of year