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 Omega 3 content and is naturally lower in mercury, due to the smaller fish canned for the Sustainable Seas brand. At a lower retail price, 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.
|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||Averages 400mg EPA and
DHA Omega 3 per serving
|Averages 800mg EPA and
DHA Omega 3 per serving
|Percentage of Meat per can||67%||100%|
|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.