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Sustainably caught canned fish (tuna?)


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I work at a restaurant that tries to serve sustainable food. For this reason, tuna fish is not on the menu. But a lot of customers ask for it.

Does anybody know of a foodservice supplier who stocks sustainable caught canned fish?


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Here's the info about their tuna, from this page:

American Tuna

Our American Tuna comes from six hook-and-line fishing families at American Tuna of southern California. Fishing with hook-and-line is the only way to ensure both the best taste and the humane treatment of fish.

Only the finest center cuts of this fatty fish are filleted and hand-packed, cooked in their own juices which provides a deep buttery flavor and creamy texture. The American Tuna fishermen catch tuna that are 2-5 years old, so the mercury level in them is minimal to non-existent. Omega-3 rich, lean, protein-packed, with no carbohydrates, no additives, no fillers, no broth or water, this tuna truly deserves the Heritage label. It is "once-cooked" in its own natural juices so you can eat it right out of the can.

While Albacore tuna may not be endangered per se, the methods used by American Tuna certainly are. It is those methods and attention to detail that give the tuna such an incredible flavor. Only the finest hook-and-line caught Gourmet #1 Sashimi grade Albacore fillets hailing from the Pacific waters off the coast of San Diego, California and Oregon are used for American Tuna canned tuna.

Chris Hennes
Director of Operations

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