The SEACHOICE movement towards sustainable seafood is about solutions for our oceans.
Troll Caught BC CANADIAN ALBACORE TUNA has recently been accepted as a BEST CHOICE sustainable seafood product by the SEACHOICE Initiative of Sustainable Seafood Canada. The SEACHOICE movement towards sustainable seafood is about solutions for our oceans. Choosing sustainable seafood is a simple and effective action that you can take every time you eat at a restaurant or buy seafood. Whether you are an individual shopping for your family, a chef buying for your restaurant, or a supplier sourcing from fishing communities, your choices count. Voting with your wallet sends a strong signal to government and industry leaders, telling them that you support responsible stewardship of our natural marine resources. SEACHOICE is a program of the David Suzuki Foundation, Sierra Club of Canada, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society.
CANADIAN ALBACORE TUNA has been accepted as a new seafood product under the Vancouver Aquarium’s OCEAN WISE PROGRAM. This program pairs the Vancouver Aquarium’s marine conservation expertise with the BC food and fishing industry’s commitment to provide sustainable seafood options to its customers and to inform customers on how they can support sustainably harvested seafood. Canadian Albacore Tuna is now available through a total of 919 individual restaurant locations and 622 total partners which include suppliers, markets, and food services.
An-up-to-date list of all OCEAN WISE PROGRAM partners where we can expect to find CANADIAN ALBACORE TUNA may be found at the OCEAN WISE PROGRAM website http://www.oceanwise.ca
- Canadian Albacore Tuna are harvested by a fleet that endorses the convention of, and the management and monitoring by, the “International Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western Central Pacific.”
- Canadian Albacore Tuna are harvested by some 200+ vessels licensed by the Canadian Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, including some Canadian vessels under the Governance of a Canadian/US Tuna Treaty, and monitored through a federal fisheries logbook program ensuring that actual harvest levels remain well within those allowed for a sustainable fishery.
- Canadian Albacore Tuna is all troll caught – a harvesting method that is endorsed by the Seafood Watch program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
- Canadian Albacore Tuna are all caught using barbless hooks, which virtually eliminates by-catch and is identified as a Dolphin Friendly Fishery.