What we fish for

Tuna are migratory fish, found in tropical oceans around the world. Of the 15 species of tuna, Albacora specializes in fishing for three. These are the most popular for producing canned tuna.

1) Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

2) Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)

3) Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

None of these species are endangered, with high stock levels around the world. The scientific committee of the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) have confirmed that fishing for bigeye, yellowfin and skipjack tuna at current levels will not endanger these species.

If you would like to know more about the stock levels of the tuna species that we fish for, then the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s (ISSF) Annual report will provide you with a simple compilation of all stock figures as collected by the RFMOs scientific committee.

Albacora fishing vessels never target bluefin tuna.

Using natural resources with care

Because we catch our fish far out at sea, we cannot easily land the fish. Therefore we freeze our fish immediately after catching, to keep them fresh and nutritious. This way, we use every fish that we catch, and nothing goes to waste.

Albacora abides by all international and European rules and standards for fisheries, sustainable fishing and labour standards. If you would like to know more about our fishery management policy, please click here.

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