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The Super Green List: Connecting Human and Ocean Health
Seafood plays an important role in a balanced diet. It's often rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help boost immunity and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and other ailments....
Genji’s Gone Wild with Sustainable Sushi
Whole Foods Market sushi vendor, Genji Inc., is encouraging customers to take a walk on the wild side by trying its all new Wild Albacore sushi, sustainably caught in Pacific Northwest waters....
Local Company Leads Effort To Stop Overfishing Of Tuna
5 Things To Do With A Can of Tuna
Dear BA Foodist, I'm trying to make the most of what I have in my cupboard, which happens to be a lot of canned tuna. I've overdosed on tuna salad. Got any other ideas?... Read full article
Finding sustainable seafood in San Diego
Rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, seafood has been increasingly touted by nutritionists as an essential part of a healthy diet. But also increasing is the rate at which the world’s marine stocks are being depleted....
I THINK my co-workers have lunch envy. Not long ago, I was sitting on a bench with my Tupperware of turmeric-tinged Israeli couscous and mâche salad when a gaggle of ladies stopped on their way to the new barbecue joint down the street.
“Wow, look at you,” one remarked, eyes popping as she admired the kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes and basil strips. “Why don't I do that?” Read More
CANNED TUNA has been a lunchtime staple for generations, and its ubiquity has led to widespread consumer attention to fish and oceans. In the 1970`s, consumers became concerned about the unintended “bycatch” of dolphins in tuna nets. In the last decade, there’s been an additional concern: the high mercury content in some tuna, especially steaks from large blue fin tuna and canned chunk white. No one wants to pack a heavy metal in their child’s lunch box.
Yet tuna can be high in Omega-3 fatty acids, providing a low-fat, heart-healthy source of protein. So when your shopping for canned tuna, whether for yourself or a child, what’s the best choice? Learn how to decode the user-unfriendly labels so you can pick it out on store shelves. Read full article.
Mens Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist David Lee chooses American Tuna
When a San Francisco sardine cannery relocated to San Pedro in 1893, a promising future arose for Italian and Portuguese immigrants fishing off the coast of Point Loma. Encouraged by the canners, these Southern California fisherman began targeting albacore, its texture well suited for canning, its “white meat” adored by consumers. Demand grew quickly. High-powered “clippers” replaced dayboat dories. Canneries popped up like surf shops. Vessels became long-range voyagers equipped with depth sounders, gyrocompasses and refrigeration. And so began a great chase. Read full article.
It was a perfect seventy-five degrees outside, with just the faintest whisper of fall in the evening breeze. Turning on the stove was not an option, not with only a few more hours of sparkling sunlight left. Luckily, I happened to have a half baguette in the freezer, a load of market goodies, and a can of tuna on hand—but this was not your ordinary canned tuna. This was American Tuna, a brand comprised of 6 fishing families in San Diego who hand-catch and inspect their fish. As the company states on their website (www.americantuna.com):
All the albacore that we catch and process from the colder Pacific waters are specifically between the ages of 2-5 years old. Using the ‘hook & line’ methods allows us to monitor and inspect each catch. Mercury levels in such fish are at minimal trace levels, some non-detectable. The albacore we catch from the northwest has a very high oil content. Read full article.
Chef Sarah Moulton of Good Morning America named her 10 favorite new products. And we are thrilled that after visiting Primizie's booth at the show and tasting the American Tuna Sarah selected the amazing tuna we all love. And then to top it all of the tuna was named a favorite by host Diane Sawyer!!! Check it out: Fancy Food for Your Taste Buds.
Tom Colicchio explains what every man should keep in his fridge, why real cooks don’t need recipes, and why cans rule, whether you’re talking diet soda or tuna.
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Canned tuna has become a kitchen staple with considerable baggage. Issues like fishing practices and mercury, fat and sodium content confront a shopper long before the mayo hits the fish. But now there is tuna from small, family-run companies that ply the Pacific, mostly off northern California, Oregon and Washington, and catch the fish using rods with unbarbed hooks, not vast nets, so there is no unwanted “by-catch.”
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The MSC is an independent, global, non-profit organization whose role is to recognize, via a certification program, well-managed fisheries and to harness consumer preference for seafood products bearing the MSC label of approval.
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American Tuna Inc. is comprised of Six Fishing Families from San Diego. Our families are Commercial Pole and Troll Albacore Fishermen. The American Pole and Troll method utilized in the North and South Pacific has recently been MSC Certified as a Sustainable Commercial Tuna Fishery, the Only One in Existence! The MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) determined that “This product comes from a fishery which has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council’s environmental standard for a well-managed and sustainable fishery”
American Tuna only processes “Pole and Troll” caught Albacore Tuna. We only support the Sustainable harvest method achieved by using a Pole and Line, and catching the fish one at a time. Sustainability is only achieved by committing not to the bottom line but to the ocean and its future. Our Pole and Troll fisherman take a higher ground and utilize their skills as superior fisherman in harvesting albacore. The majority of commercial tuna fishing throughout the world utilizes methods that harvest tuna in advanced ways that destroy tuna populations.
Our Pole and Troll method has been proven not to damage tuna or bait fish populations, not to catch any other species besides albacore tuna (No Dolphins, Turtles, Sharks, Sea Birds, etc.), and gives the consumer a safe choice by harvesting smaller Mercury Safe Albacore. All of these qualities coupled with the fact that we have 100% Traceability of every single albacore harvested (meaning we can trace our final canned and labeled product back to the vessel that caught it!) makes American Tuna stand alone as the BEST CHOICE IN CANNED TUNA ANYWHERE!
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