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Sainsbury's Albacore Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Taste the Difference 225g

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Taste the Difference with Sainsbury's Albacore Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This albacore tuna, also known as Thunnus alalunga, is caught off the North Pacific and the North East Atlantic coast and preserved in extra virgin olive oil for freshness.

These fillets are succulent, juicy, and perfectly versatile. Fry, stir, or bake, these fillets are the perfect addition to your dishes. Pop in the fridge when you've opened the jar.

With a widely recycled jar, this tuna is good for your plate, the ocean, and the planet. 

 

Preserved
Albacore Tuna
Pole-and-line
United Kingdom
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At A Glance

Fish With Thought

Sainsbury's mini website, 'Fish With Thought', explores the need for transparent, sustainable and accountable fisheries. Their blog based articles are aimed a the consumer to educate and empower them to make the right choices when purchasing fish.

FAD Free

Sainsbury's went FAD-free in 2018, meaning that this product has not been caught using dangerous and invasive synthetic fishing aggravated devices.

Inspiration needed?

Sainsbury's inhouse recipe magazine features numerous tuna recipes for an easy and tasty dinner for the whole family.

Dive Deeper...

North Atlantic pole-and-line and troll albacore tuna

Atlantic Ocean
This fishery was established by the Spanish and French in the Bay of Biscay at the end of WWII. The original fishery operates in the summer months as this suits the migration patterns of the albacore tuna in the Atlantic. In 1970, the fishery expanded to operate off Morocco to cover the autumn months when the albacore tuna seek warmer waters.
Spain
Albacore Tuna
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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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Sainsbury’s

Since Sainsbury's set up shop in 1869, it has always had a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility and through its brand commitment Helping Everyone Eat Better, the supermarket is supporting its customers to eat better for their health and that of the planet. Through its sustainability pledges it is helping to drive lasting, positive change in the UK and internationally. Sourcing with integrity is key to how Sainsbury’s operates, and this is reflected in the fact that much of its own brand canned tuna is pole-and-line caught.
United Kingdom
10
Years of IPNLF Membership
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Pole-and-line

This fishing method provides the most selective targeting of tuna possible, with minimal bycatch of non-target fish and marine wildlife like dolphins, turtles and sharks. Pole-and-line fishing targets schools of tuna near the ocean surface, and therefore only needs to use short lengths of line on each pole, typically  5-10m.
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Albacore Tuna

Albacore tuna have particularly long pectoral fins, which inspired their name "Tombo" meaning dragonfly, in Hawaii. This species of tuna is an important contributor to the US canned tuna industry, but can be eaten in numerous different ways.
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
Thunnus alalunga
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