FAQ on Sustainable Tuna
Canned Albacore Tuna, High Seas Fishing Fleet, High Seas Driftnet Fleet

4th generation coming up, raised on Sustainable Tuna, Kids loved the boat, no Future in it? up to You

 Kids enjoying "Tuna Nuggets" on the boat.

Sustainable Canned Albacore Tuna Fish Sustainable Tuna High Seas Fishing Fleet NON Sustainable High Seas Driftnet Fleet

Why should I buy Sustainable Canned Albacore Tuna Fish?

   Sustainable  Albacore Tuna Fish provides one of the highest levels of  high quality protein and Omega 3 fatty acids, recommended by the American Heart Association , to help reduce heart Disease!

      It is important to know that Pacific "troll caught" Albacore come from a "sustainable" fishery. The fish are harvested using hook and line methods that result in little or no by-catch. No nets are used in this dolphin-free fishery that targets surface-feeding fish from abundant stocks.  Our fishery has received the coveted Marine Stewardship Council certification as eco-friendly and sustainable. 

  Sustainable Tuna is caught Live, then carefully handled and quick frozen to lock in freshness. At - 20%, to -40% F, the Tuna Fish are delivered to port to be fresh- pack canned. This means the Tuna Fish is thawed, cut into raw chunks to fit into the cans, then cooked only once. This, again, locks in freshness & keeps natural nutrients & omega 3 fish oils from escaping.

  Most of the Tuna Fish are already dead in the water when they come aboard driftnet and longline boats. Many fish drop back into the sea, wasting a precious resource. The Tuna Fish are not bled to cleanse the flesh. Many times the ocean is warm enough that the fish actually start cooking in the sea causing high histamine problems. The Tuna Fish are then taken to  major canneries for two-stage canning. This means the fish is cooked whole, then picked apart to fit into the cans. Thus, loss of Omega 3 oils, protein, and nutrients. They add water, or broth to fill the cans. Loss of flavor accrues, along with some bitterness from cooking the dark meat(bloodline), & the white meat together.

   Bottom Line, If you buy Sustainable Albacore Tuna Fish, you are buying a superior product, supporting a Sustainable Tuna Fish Industry, and supporting products of the USA!  YEAH!  many "Thank You's"!

  Back to the surface


Why is Sustainable Canned Albacore Tuna Fish lower in Mercury than any Major Brand Albacore? Is it safe for Pregnant Mothers & Kids?

   


  Wow, There's sure a lot of concern & hype over Mercury in tuna out there! All I know is almost all Seafood has some sign of mercury. It's natural. Generally, the older the fish, the higher the mercury.The mercury level in young 3-year-old Albacore Tuna is considerably lower than a 50 year old Sea Bass.

   Sustainable "Troll & Pole" Albacore Tuna Fish are 2 - 4 years of age. These young fish feed on the surface where we can catch them. These fish will have the lowest mercury levels of any other albacore tuna fish.

   Albacore Tuna Fish 5 years old and up (25 lb+ fish) are considered Longline fish. They tend to stay deeper, as they migrate closer to the equator, or into warmer waters. These Albacore Tuna fish will have the highest mercury content. Most of this fish goes to major Canneries. Driftnet fish come in all sizes.Driftnets catch it ALL, remember? My guess is it's canned mostly in Thailand.

  In short, I haven't heard of anyone dying from eating Tuna Fish; mercury or not! Heart disease is America's #1 Killer!!!

    Sustainable  Albacore Tuna Fish provides one of the highest levels of  high quality protein and Omega 3 fatty acids, recommended by the American Heart Association , to help reduce heart disease.

   I have included some facts, so please read on.

    When the FDA conducted a survey of canned tuna samples, the agency found that canned albacore tuna contains somewhat more mercury than canned light tuna. But the average amount (0.35 parts per million or ppm) is still exceedingly low. To put this amount into perspective, the FDA has set a limit of 1.00 ppm for mercury in fish - and both canned light and albacore tuna are well below this level.

American Council on Science and HealthAmerican Council on Science and Health

   The Scare: “Mercury in Tuna: New Safety Concerns.” This was the title of the recent Consumer Reports article that sparked the latest scare involving mercury in seafood. Mercury is a toxic metal that is naturally present in the environment and can also be released by human activity such as emissions from coal-burning power plants. When in water, mercury is converted into methyl mercury, a potent neurotoxin, which then enters the food chain. Therefore, methyl mercury is present in small quantities in fish. Larger fish accumulate more methyl mercury than do smaller fish, partly because they are higher up in the food chain.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets a “reference dose” for human blood levels of mercury and recommends amounts and types of seafood that women who are or may become pregnant and young children should eat in order to limit their exposure to mercury. Media coverage in 2006 of a few mercury-related reports and recommendations set off new alarm about the effects of mercury found in
seafood. 

   Origin of the Scare: In July 2006, Consumer Reports magazine published an article stating that pregnant women should avoid all canned tuna for fear of the presence of unsafe levels of mercury. Consumer Reports analyzed data from the FDA and concluded that 6% of canned tuna contained levels of mercury higher than what the FDA deems safe levels for pregnant women to consume. Most cans of light tuna contain on average 0.12 parts per million of mercury, while white or albacore tuna has on average about 0.35 parts per million. But 6% of light-tuna cans tested contained levels above 0.12 parts per million, some as high as 0.85 parts per million.

   Consumer Reports asserted that because the FDA says pregnant women should never eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish, all of which have higher levels of mercury than tuna (king mackerel averages .73 parts per million, for instance),then these new findings should change recommendations for tuna, since the possibility exists that any given can of tuna may have higher than expected levels of mercury.

    The article mentioned an increased risk of mercury poisoning in fetuses. The authors claim that studies of fish-eating populations have linked low-level mercury exposure in pregnant women and young children with subtle impairments in neurological and behavioral functioning, such as hearing, eye-hand coordination, and learning ability. While the article admits that the effects of sporadic exposure to the higher mercury levels in some light-tuna cans have not been determined, it continues to say that some scientists are concerned that even brief exposure to those mercury levels at critical points in fetal development may be harmful. 

 
   Media Coverage: The coverage included articles from the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. The Chicago Tribune  headline included “New Warning for Canned Tuna: Mercury Risk for Pregnant Women Too High.” Stories by the Los Angeles Times and USA Today played up the scare and included the benefits of fish consumption as an afterthought. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  concluded that light tuna had “worrisome amounts” of mercury in it.

    In addition, numerous activists groups including the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), and the Mercury Policy Project (MPP), picked up the story. EWG claims to tell consumers “what the FDA won’t” in terms of seafood’s safety. It states that the levels of safe fish consumption recommended by the FDA are too high. CSPI applauded the Consumer Reports “study” and advised pregnant women to limit tuna consumption. MPP also mentioned the new report and suggested that the government should stop subsidizing the seafood industry “at the expense of exposing America’s poorest and most vulnerable to mercury, a known neurotoxin.”

   The Bottom Line: The Consumer Reports article should be viewed with much skepticism. The FDA says that although some canned tuna may contain higher mercury levels, most are lower. When recommendations are made about the amount of tuna that pregnant women can safely consume, scientists consider the average level of mercury in one serving of tuna. Only 6% of the cans of tuna tested had higher than average mercury levels. “I haven't seen science that a single serving of a higher level would be of concern,” says David Acheson, chief medical officer of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “Mercury is very much a chronic-exposure concern. You build up the levels in the blood, and that seems to be the problem.” 

    Furthermore, fish is one of the most healthful of dietary selections. It is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to be beneficial for our hearts and brains. Several studies have shown that eating more fish, especially fatty fish, is associated with lower rates of heart disease and sudden cardiac death.

    A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association  confirms that the benefits of moderate fish consumption outweigh any risk from mercury in fish. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health pooled data from over 200 studies of fish and its relation to cardiovascular health as well as health risks from contaminants such as PCBs, mercury, and dioxin. The studies showed that moderate fish intake—about one to two servings of fish a week—correlated to a 36% decrease in cardiovascular risk and a 17% decrease in overall mortality. 

   It was also stated that women who are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are nursing should avoid fish with the highest levels of mercury, including tilefish, swordfish, and king mackerel. Infants of mothers who consumed several portions of other fish weekly showed improved health. 

   In conclusion, the Consumer Reports article only serves to alarm the public, especially pregnant women or women who may become pregnant. In promoting an unfounded fear of tuna, the most widely consumed fish in America, activists will discourage people from enjoying a nutritious food that has health benefits that far outweigh any
risks.

 

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

   Science Daily — An exhaustive study of 643 children from before birth to 9 years of age shows no detectable risk from the low levels of mercury their mothers were exposed to from eating ocean seafood, according to a study in the May 16 issue of The Lancet. Children born to mothers-to-be who ate an average of 12 meals of fish a week – about 10 times the average U.S. citizen eats – showed no harmful symptoms

   The study by scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center is the latest in a series of updates on children who have been studied since their birth in 1989 and 1990 in the Republic of the Seychelles, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The children have been evaluated five times since their birth, and no harmful effects from the low levels of mercury obtained by eating seafood have been detected.

   "Consumption of fish is generally considered healthy for your heart, yet people are hearing that they should be concerned about eating fish because of mercury levels," says lead author Gary Myers, M.D., a pediatric neurologist.

   "We've found no evidence that the low levels of mercury in seafood are harmful. In the Seychelles, where the women in our study ate large quantities of fish each week while they were pregnant, the children are healthy."

  Back to the Surface

  


How much "Omega 3 fatty acids" is in a can of Sustainable Albacore Tuna Fish?

  


    I'm glad you asked! There is about 6.0 - 7.8 grams of Omega 3 in a can( 2.2-2.6 grams per serving)!

 

   Sustainable Tuna Fish is Fresh - Packed Canned. Fish is cut and packed in the cans Raw. Fish is sealed, then cooked only once in the can to lock in all the Omega 3. Almost nothing is lost or wasted.

   "Oregon's Choice Gourmet Tuna" 2450 mg Omega-3 per 55 gram serving!

   Major Canneries pre- cook fish whole, then separate the meat to pack in the cans. Then cook the fish again. A lot of Omega 3 fish oil is lost in this process.

    "Starkist Tuna" 450 mg Omega -3 per 55 gram serving.

 Sustainable  Albacore Tuna Fish provides one of the highest levels of  high quality protein and Omega 3 fatty acids, recommended by the American Heart Association , to help reduce heart disease.

    Omega-3 oils have been called “the miracle food of the 21st century.” Research shows the right kind can help prevent heart disease, maintain optimum blood pressure and cholesterol levels and give almost immediate relief from joint pain, migraines, depression, autoimmune diseases and many other conditions. And, by improving brain development and memory functioning, from conception through old age, certain Omega-3 oils also provide the perfect brain food.

   For lots of great facts, Please check out Wikipedia

  Back to the Surface


What are the nutrition facts of Sustainable Canned Albacore Tuna Fish?

Nutrition - Canned Albacore Tuna (plain)

Nutritional Information (avg.)

For 56 gram serving (2 oz) raw, edible portion
 
Calories                                 100.0
Calories from fat                     45.0
Protein grams                         15.2
Fat grams                                   5.0
Saturated fat grams                 1.1
Trans fat                                     0.
Sodium milligrams             135.0 (75.0-80.0 "no salt added can")
Cholesterol milligrams        20.0
Omega-3 grams                      2.2
Total Carb. grams                   0.0
Fiber grams                              0.0
Sugars grams                          0.0 
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron 0%
 
   Albacore Tuna is a great source of protein, low on salt, 0 carbs, 0 sugar, & most of what little fat is there, is good for you!

 


How much actual meat is there in one 6 oz. can?

 


 

   Unlike other seafood companies, there is actually 6 full ounces of meat in one of our six ounce cans. The Major Canners are only required to have 3.5 oz. of meat in a 6 oz. can, and do so.
 


What does the liquid in the can contain?

 


 

   Nothing but fish oil rich in Omega 3s.  We add nothing (except a little salt in the salt-added products) in the canning process. Best to make a broth with it, or mix it up with the fish, or in your dish.

 Just pour away the liquid that comes with the major brand tuna because it has no value.  The hydrolyzed vegetable protein will probably come up on you for the rest of the day. 

  Back to the Surface


Is albacore, the white-meat tuna, always white?
   No! The flesh of younger fish is pink, as are fish feeding on krill and shrimp. Fish feeding on squid are yellow or orange in flesh color.
  Another factor can be extra cook time. We only need to cook our fish once because the quality of the fish is perfect as is, from care and quality handling from the time the fish is caught until it is canned.
   Major Canneries cook their fish twice. If  the meat is poor quality (bruised from mishandling, etc.), it gets mixed together. This, in turn, makes their fish more "uniform" in color from can to can. This is also why they must add oil or water to their fish.
   We pack the fish only in it's own natural juices.

What is the shelf life of your canned albacore tuna?

 


 

   If the can is undamaged (no rust or punctures), canned albacore is good for 10 years before the quality starts to fade.


Why Major Brands don't say "Products of USA" on there cans?

 


 

    Because they're not products of USA. The only major cannery in the U.S. is Bumble Bee Tuna. They import tuna loins to process just south of Los Angeles, CA. How they get away with saying "Distributed by" is beyond me. "Chicken of the Sea" is now owned by Thai Union & is not American at all. Shouldn't their cans say "Product of Thailand"?? Here is some info from the U.S. Department of Labor. http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/AS/sec3.htm#

U.S. Mainland Tuna Canneries

    At the present time, there is only one cannery operating on the U.S. mainland. (Bumble Bee operates a loin-processing plant located near Los Angeles.) This plant processes frozen tuna loins, produced elsewhere from raw whole tuna. In May 2003, Omaha-based ConAgra, a U.S. firm, sold Bumble Bee Seafood, Inc. to Centre Partners and the Bumble Bee senior management team. The Chicken of the Sea cannery in San Pedro, California, (CalPac) the last full-scale cannery on the mainland, closed in 2001.

   Chicken of the Sea, after the previous owner, Van Kamp, declared bankruptcy, came under new ownership. Tri-Union Seafood LLC, based in San Diego. In 2000, two of the owners of Tri-Union sold their shares to Thai Union International. This company is owned by Thai Union Frozen Foods of Bangkok. Thai Union is the largest tuna canner and exporter in Thailand, and the second largest in the world.

    Thai Union was created in Thailand in 1997 to produce canned tuna for export. It is now the largest canner in Asia, exporting to Japan, U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East. According to the Crow's Nest on-line news service,

"Thailand's aggressive marketing efforts, low labor costs and weak currency against the U.S. dollar makes it the largest canned tuna exporting country in the world."

     Chicken of the Sea has close to a 20 percent share in the U.S. market. (Of the approximately one-third of the U.S. market share not held by StarKist or Chicken of the Sea, most is held by Bumble Bee. In 2004 Bumble Bee and Connors Bros. Income Fund combined to make Bumble Bee LLC, Inc. the largest branded seafood company in North America.)


Why is Sustainable Tuna so expensive compared to Major Brand Tuna?

   What it is, is what it is. You mean why are major brands so CHEAP? We pay U.S. wages for canning, fuel prices, & crew shares on the boats.

   Did you know that major canneries are offering us $1600 - per ton for our albacore tuna? This is the same price as it was in 1979!!! Minimum wage was $3.50/hr back then. Major canneries keep moving to third world countries to take advantage of CHEAP labor, best exchange rates, get breaks on import tariffs, & above all, less restrictions enforcement on environmental  issues.

   Everyone knows that it is expensive to process in the U.S. We are competing on a world market. Supply & demand.

  The whole Tuna industry is complaining about low catches & no fish. Why are there huge pallets of Canned Albacore Tuna sitting in Costco for $1.00 - $1.50 per can? Where is all this fish coming from? If I sold you a stolen TV for cheap, would you think the one in the store was too expensive?

   Sorry if I'm getting carried away. I just paid $4.50/gal. to fill up the van with gas & got worked up.

Back to the Surface



Do Sustainable Tuna, "Troll & Pole", Boats ever catch Dolphins?

 


   NO! Never! In 30 years of Troll Fishing, have I ever even heard of a dolphin being caught by a Troller, or Bait boat. Usually we would be going along, catching Tuna Fish, and a herd of dolphin would come over to play with us. The dolphin drive the Tuna down deeper, as they frolic & soar out of the water right next to the boat. It is truly amazing! We are forced to just kick back & enjoy their company. They are so smart! We have seen them come right under a Jig, lift it up with their backs, then drop back down again. My kids & the dog just go crazy when the dolphins come to say Hi. Unfortunately, we don't catch much Tuna Fish.

 


Do you ever use nets to catch Albacore Tuna Fish?

  No, We only use Jigs (Lures), or live bait with barb-less hooks. The ONLY net fishery for albacore Tuna fish the Driftnet Fishery. The big Purse Seine fishing boats do NOT target Albacore tuna. Albacore tuna sound, or dive, too quickly to be caught in a purse seine net. The albacore tuna are found in cooler waters around 40° Lat. This is normally rough waters. Too rough for Purse Seine vessels to work. Again, only driftnets are used to net albacore tuna. They are NOT sustainable.


How many days would you stay at Sea?

 


 

When we leave port, we have enough fuel & groceries for 150 days. Our longest trip was 175 days from port to port.


How far away do you go to catch tuna fish?

 


 

We would chase albacore tuna all over the Pacific Ocean! It was so cool! (if you like traveling). A normal year would be: Leave the west coast in Nov, heading for Tahiti, Fiji, or American Samoa. This is a South West course of around 28 days. After stopping off for more fuel & grub & taking in the sites, we would head South to fish from 400 miles east of New Zealand, all the way across the Ocean heading East. Sometimes we go as far as 600 miles west of Peru. We would end our season around April, taking our load to American Samoa, Tahiti, Fiji in a North West direction. After unloading & regrouping in the Islands, we would set sail for around Midway Island, or  600 miles East of Japan. This leg of the journey is about a month long. After finding the fish starting in May - June, we would migrate with them as they move with the currents & conditions toward the West Coast. This would put us back on the West Coast around Oct. This is a normal figure 8 pattern around the Pacific in 1 year. Of course, subject to change!! 


How long has this fishery been going on?

 


 

We started fishing albacore tuna "off-shore" in the late 70's. We would leave the West Coast heading for Hawaii in April. From Hawaii, going straight north, to the cold water (65-60°F) then migrate east back to the West Coast.

By the early 80's, the driftnet fleet started targeting Albacore tuna & our Sustainable Tuna fleet died off. We started fishing in the South Pacific around 1987, with excellent results! Best catches ever. 2 years later, the driftnet fleet showed up & fishing dropped off dramatically!

After U.N. passed the "Moratorium" on driftnets in 1992, we researched the growing of the fishing stocks in the North Pacific. By 1994 we were able to sustain on our own & flourished. By 1998, we built a sizable fleet & prospered. In 2002 the driftnet fleet made a big comeback! In 2 years time, we were finished. Only a handful of boats stayed in the fishery up till 2006. Now there are none left. Only coastal Albacore exist today. I doubt it will last long, unless something changes.

 Back to the Surface


How many fish do you catch a day?

  We try to stick with a rule of thumb "A Ton a Day to Make it Pay". 200 fish is around 1 ton in weight. If we can catch 200 - 300 per day of albacore tuna in one area, then we can stay. That is a good avg. A low count is 0 - 50 fish. Our biggest day was 1700 fish in one day. We need to remember, only catch what we can handle! Only catch what we can freeze to keep our quality high.


What happens if you get hurt, or the boat breaks down?

 


 

This is why we must be real careful & carry lots of spare parts. We are trained in 1st aid, CPR, fire drills, Man Overboard drills, etc., but bottom line is we are too far away to get immediate help. We try to stick together as a fleet. Helping one another in all areas. We can never be too safe! Realistically, the US Coast Guard cannot respond, or tow us in from the middle of the ocean. We learn to take care of each other. I, for one, am forever thankful for all the help given to me by my fellow fishermen. I could never have accomplished any of the things I did without the help & support of FLEET, & my group! We can only prosper as a group in unity, or forever perish alone. Again, thanks to the fleet!  


Have you ever been caught in a bad storm?

 


 

Yes, plenty of times. Again, you can never be too careful. We have been through typhoons, hurricanes, major storms & even see a rogue wave once in a while. We fish close to the "storm track" where weather continually pounds us. Average fishing day is 25 mph winds & 3-4 foot seas. We also fish in the fog a lot, going weeks without seeing the sun. Believe it or not, we get used to it.


Is America the only nation fishing Sustainable "Pole & Troll"?

 


 

No, Canada has a big fleet too. Although most boats come from the US, Canada, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tahiti, & Samoa all have contributed to the High Seas Albacore Troll Fleet. It was interesting trying to get all nations to work together. It was great when we did! Japan has the top Pole Fleet in the world. They too are considered Sustainable. Unfortunately, they were affected by the driftnet boats too. I am sure others are out there that I am not aware of, like Australia's Bait Fleet, Mexico, & other South American Countries. Also in the Mediterranean like Spain. Maybe they will make a comeback if the nets come out of the oceans!

   I only hope & pray someday soon, all nations can work & fish together in Harmony!

  Back to the Surface



Why are High Seas Driftnets NOT Banned?

   The United Nations only put a "moratorium" on high seas driftnets. There is only a "ban" on driftnets for Salmon fishing (anadramous stocks). Last year one Japanese vessel was caught by Russia with 92 tons of Salmon on board. How many more get away? They can only seize a vessel if Salmon is on board. If a vessel is caught & boarded, and no Salmon found on board, they are simply handed over to the vessel's Home state Dept, which might be hard to find out. These vessels switch flag states like changing T shirts. Some countries just tell the US Coast Guard to get off the vessel.  

   Bottom line : Our Bush administration, or Congress does not want this to STOP. No sanctions are in effect. This has been going on for 15+ years!!

  That is why I ask YOU, please, help. We can make our voice heard if we  stop buying foreign Canned Tuna Products.

  I think this will get the world's attention & hopefully stronger enforcement will be taken.

  All the power lies with our President. It is obvious to me that he encourages looser enforcement, not stronger.

  I hope & pray our NEW president will take stronger action & YOU will too.

   For more info, please go  HERE . Keep in mind, this link is to a report made by our Bush administration (NOAA, NMFS).


What countries are involved in High Seas Driftnet Fishing?

 


 

Before I answer this, I want to make it crystal clear that I condemn NO ONE, or NO ONE COUNTRY. I love all people & all nations! I am simply trying to right a wrong. I feel I have a moral obligation to God & the Sea. There is a thing called "Spiritual Blindness". This means if I see a crime committed & don't report it, I am Spiritually Blind. I cannot just turn my back. I pray you will feel the same.

   In 1988 I started fishing in the South Pacific. This brought me to American Samoa & the good people of "Chicken of the Sea". I had a great relationship with the fleet manager Dennis Chamberlen (God love him) & his staff. We always discussed the issue of Troll vs. Driftnet. He knew that the reason I was fishing in the South Pacific was that driftnets cleaned out the North Pacific & we were looking for new fishing grounds. It was clear that he (Chicken of the Sea) bought fish from both fisheries. After the "Moratorium" went into effect in 1992, I was happy & told Dennis how great this was. I could see he was troubled. He asked me "What are we going to do with all these big new driftnet boats being built?" I told him "Put poles on them".

   The word around the canneries about the "Dolphin Safe" Certificate got to be a joke. It lost its credibility. It was mentioned that you could wipe your behind with it....so sad. Nobody was checking the fish, or enforcing it!

  In 2002 I went to Samoa to unload to "Chicken of the Sea" & to complain about the driftnet boats. The new fleet manager tried to introduce me to the new owner of "Chicken of the Sea", Thai Union. He told me "This is the new owner & his driftnet fleet is going to continue fishing". The new owner would not even look at me.

  The way it works is if 1 major cannery does something, they all 3 do it. Competition in the market place is too fierce.

   I made my report to NMFS in Samoa. I asked "Gordon" to go & tell the driftnet boats to please STOP. He came back to me and his answer was "John-boy, everyone wants you off the Ocean. We (driftnet boats) are going to KILL You!"

   Nobody says anything, or it would be "Losing Face". Many people know what is going on, but won't come forward. Spiritually Blind.

  Japan (brokers, freezer ship transport), Taiwan, Korea, China, Indonesia, (fishermen), US (fuel co. & cannery). I'm sure there are more I'm not aware of. All know and participate. 

   Now you know too.


Does High Seas Driftnet Tuna come into the US?

 


 

   My strong expert opinion, & educated guess is YES! Just like the fish coming from Mexico claiming to be "Dolphin Safe" that is NOT. I  tried to get hard evidence, but nobody wants to talk to me.

   I tried to get a hold of Earth Island Institute, the keepers of the "Dolphin Safe" label, for an investigation to be made, but they won't answer my calls. Nobody wants to say a thing. All I get is "No Comment". Could it be there is too much to hide? I'm just a simple fisherman who LOVES the SEA.

   Please, if you care, help me STOP this devastation. We know better!

  Back to the Surface