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American Tuna

United States
8
Years of IPNLF Membership

The American Tuna brand was formed in 2005 by six American pole-and-line fishing families in San Diego, California, with a mission of providing high-quality, pole-and-line caught canned albacore tuna that customers can buy with full traceability to the source.

American Tuna products are responsibly sourced from the American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) in the north Pacific ocean using one-by-one fishing methods. The 100% sustainably sourced albacore is packed in the US using traditional packing methods to ensure it delivers high-quality tuna to the US market. 

A core principle behind its products is the right of customers to know the source of the food they eat. American Tuna guarantees full traceability of all of its products to vessel level; all American Tuna brand albacore products are traceable to the exact captain and vessel that harvested the tuna.

American Tuna sources 100% of their tuna responsibly, and with full traceability, it ensures there is integrity packed into every can.

In 2019 American Tuna joined the World Wise Foods Group.

 

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Products sold by American Tuna

American Tuna sources premium one-by-one caught albacore tuna. It is responsibly sourced from the American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) in the north Pacific ocean.

A core principle behind its products is the right of customers to know the source of the food they eat. American Tuna guarantees full traceability of all of its products to vessel level; all American Tuna brand albacore products are traceable to the exact captain and vessel that harvested the tuna.

Products are sold in a variety of different delicious flavours and formats like olive oil, garlic, jalapeño and sea salt. In 2020, American Tuna was ranked as the “Best Specialty Tuna” by Bon Appétit and has been featured as “Tuna you can Trust” by Martha Stewart Living.

 

At A Glance

#More Than A Tuna Sandwich

American Tuna believes that their product is versatile and delicious! They want to help consumers revamp their tuna lunchtime snack - to do this, their Instagram, @americantuna, is filled to the brim with tasty ideas to tuck into.

Know Your Tuna Our core principle

The core principle behind American Tuna products is the right for consumers to know exactly where their tuna comes from. American Tuna guarantees full traceability of all of its products to vessel level; all American Tuna branded albacore products are traceable to the exact captain and vessel that harvested the tuna.

American Tuna & the American Albacore Fishing Association A match made in heaven

American Tuna is an active member of AAFA (American Albacore Fishing Association), which is also a member of IPNLF. Partnering with industry stakeholders enables American Tuna to better understand fishery and vessel owners needs.

Keeping it in the Family

American Tuna founding families have been involved in the US fishing industry for multiple generations. It is the family ties that have helped to create a better future for it's one-by-one albacore fishers. The skill and passion for fishing this way is passed down from generation to generation.

"The mission of American Tuna is to provide high-quality one-by-one harvested tuna . For example, the pole-and-line method uses barbless hooks and poles to catch tuna one at a time near the sea’s surface. This approach has low levels of by-catch and minimal impact on the environment contributing to the sustainable management of fisheries. 100% of our tuna is responsibly sourced."

American Tuna

Our Fisheries

AAFA North Pacific pole-and-line and troll albacore

Pacific Ocean
The American Albacore Fishery Association operates off the Western coast of the United States and has two subset fisheries: North and South. In the North, pole-and-line and trolling fisheries are the two methods of one-by-one fishing used to catch albacore tuna.
United States
Albacore Tuna
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Company Policies and Reports

American Tuna takes pride in sourcing all it's tuna responsibly. All of their tuna is responsibly sourced from the American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) in the north Pacific ocean.

They support the preservation of artisanal fishermen, micro-canneries, and the fishing families who helped pioneer the fishery on the West Coast of the U.S.

 

Fisheries Improvement Toolbox (FIT) Engagement

American Tuna advocate for the recognition of quality tuna brands that source responsibly; in 2021 they released a video for consumers to highlight the importance of pole-and-line and other one-by-one fisheries and how these fishing methods have low by-catch and minimal environmental impact, contributing to fisheries remaining sustainable.