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.
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.
MSC Home pg. www.msc.org
AAFA Home pg. www.americanalbacore.com
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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