About Us

 

With worldwide attention being paid to the issues of sustainability and overfishing, we are proud to introduce Sustainable Seas, a line of tuna sourced from fisheries around the globe which utilize sustainable pole and troll fishing methods. Our fish are caught one at a time, eliminating the bycatch of turtles, seabirds and fish other than tuna. This technique also preserves the marine environment and aids in the repopulation of endangered species. The fisheries from which our tuna are sourced are considered BEST CHOICE for Sustainability, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program as well as the Blue Ocean Institute.

Sustainable Seas tuna offers the delicious flavor of traditional water-packed tuna with the added benefits of high Omega 3 content and low mercury, as compared to conventional brands. Packed in a BPA-free can and at a lower retail price point than other sustainable brands, we offer tuna that you can trust to provide an abundance of essential nutrients while being good for the planet.

Sustainable Seas is a brand of Wild Planet Foods, Inc., a California company comprised of environmentally-inspired individuals committed to providing quality, sustainably caught seafood. We offer both the nationally distributed Wild Planet brand -- a full line of seafood including tuna, salmon, sardines and shrimp -- as well as the new Sustainable Seas brand. Both lines are presented at competitive prices, allowing consumers to reap the benefits of including healthy, sustainably caught seafood in their diets.

  Sustainable Seas
Albacore Tuna
Wild Planet
Albacore Tuna
Catch Method Single line pole and troll Single line pole and troll
Sourced from Best Choice Fisheries Yes Yes
Packed with Water No added water or oil
Cooking method Twice cooked Once cooked
Omega 3 content 1,442mg per can 3,460 mg per can
Mercury Level Less than half the mercury
compared to conventional tuna
Less than half the mercury as
compared to conventional tuna
Can BPA- Free BPA- Free
Percentage of Meat per can 67% 100%
SRP $3.29 $4.49
Price per usable ounce of meat $0.98 $0.89

Twice Cooked: a processing method by which the tuna is cooked prior to canning. After pre-cooking, water is added and the tuna sealed in the can and then processed for 70 minutes in the retort chamber to pasteurize and allow for storage at room temperature.

Once Cooked: a processing method by which raw tuna is packed into cans without added water or oil. After packing, the tuna is processed for 70 minutes in the retort chamber to pasteurize and allow for storage at room temperature.

Best Choice Fisheries: Both Sustainable Seas tuna and Wild Planet tuna are sourced from fisheries that are considered as Best Choice by a consensus of ecological organizations including the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program, Sea Choice and Blue Ocean.