Mestre Saul Tuna Fillet in Olive Oil 120 g

Last updated: 2021/10/27

Sociedade Conserveira Açoriana, Lda. (SCA)

As a starter or even as a meal, on a toast, in a sandwich, a gourmet dish, a summer salad, it's a versatile product, very tasty and a nutritionally balanced suggestion. The Santa Catarina Bio Tuna Fillet in Organic Olive Oil proves to be an excellent source of protein and a creative way to increase fish consumption.

Skipjack Tuna
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At A Glance

Mestre Saul The new product on the block

Although a very unusual 2020, Santa Catarina launched last September 4th, a new brand called Mestre Saul, in honour of an old man who brought the art of canning to São Jorge Island in the 50’s of XX century: Maturated Tuna Fillets in Olive oil for more than 12 months in the dark and at a controlled temperature. Texture and flavour beyond all known levels!

What is Pole-and-Line? One Man, One Hook, One Fishing Pole and One Fish

Modernising traditional methods isn’t always easy. But Santa Catarina managed just that, joining traditional methods with contemporary demands in a successful effort. We are talking about “Pole and Line fishing”, meaning, one Man, one Hook, one Fishing pole and one Fish.

The social responsibility of companies has an increasingly important role, even more so if we’re talking about small places. The island of São Jorge has a population of about 8900 inhabitants. 4000 live in the district of Calheta, where 130 work directly for the Santa Catarina factory: it is the biggest employer of São Jorge. The tuna is still processed (cleaned and cut) by hand and the consumer knows that, they understand that that “little can” was wrapped with care by a person, not a machine.

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Azores pole-and-line skipjack tuna

Atlantic Ocean
The Azores fishery is a successful tuna fishery in an isolated area of the Atlantic Ocean. Using a combination of pole-and-line and handline techniques, the fishery contributes about 3.8% to the local economy.
Skipjack Tuna
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Sociedade Conserveira Açoriana, Lda. (SCA)

Sociedade Conserveira Açoriana, Lda. (SCA) is one of 4 canneries that fall under Pão-do-Mar's representation. The factory is located in the Fajã Grande of the village of Calheta on the island of São Jorge in the Azores.

SCA is solely dedicated to the production of canned tuna, with a variety of flavours and preserves on offer. The cannery pride themselbes on their artisanal fishing methods and sustainable approach to fishing.

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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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Skipjack Tuna

Skipjack are generally smaller in size compared to other tuna species and also have shorter lifecycles, meaning they can start reproducing very early, after only one year. This has benefits for sustainability, and makes it one of the most abundant tuna species.
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Katsuwonus pelamis
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