Our Albacore tuna is sourced from the MSC certified fishery Walkers Seafood in Mooloolaba, Qld or NSW
Walkers Seafood is Australia’s first Tuna fishery to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing.
There are various species of tuna, which vary in colour and size. Albacore Tuna is one of the most sustainable varieties and migrates throughout the Pacific Ocean.
Blue Fin and Yellow Fin tuna grow to a huge size with many at 100+kg. These great fish are close to the top of their food chain and take a long time to reach maturity before they are able to spawn. For this reason, as well as our hunger for everything tuna related,their future sustainability is precarious. Overfishing of tuna makes their prospects tenuous at least and verging on extremely threatened.
Albacore Tuna in contrast is a much smaller species of tuna with a pale firm flesh. Many of the fish reach sizes of 15-30 kg and they are further down the food chain, reaching breeding maturity within a few years. They have a higher biomass and are therefore less threatened.