Bonito. A migratory fish which is available up to 25 lb (11.3 kg). Often sold as tuna, though it is not.This is a migratory fish which is available up to 25 lb (11.3 kg), although only fish over a kilogram or 1500 gms in weight are sold as torik. Smaller fish are called palamut. Although it is often sold as tuna, it is not a tuna at all. They live in shoals in warm seas. Dried shavings are indispensable in many Japanese dishes as the basis of the flavouring for stocks and broths. In the Maldives it is usually cured by boiling, smoking and sun-drying until it is as hard as a piece of wood. This enables it to be kept for a long time. It is used in Sri Lanka in the equivalent of nam pla-like fish sauces.