Pole and Line Caught Skipjack Tuna (No Salt Added), 5 oz

Last updated: 2021/09/24

Whole Foods Market

Pole-and-line caught skipjack tuna with no salt. The classic taste of skipjack tuna responsibly and sustainably sourced from the MSC certified Maldivian fishery and caught using pole-and-line fishing methods. This tuna is a staple in any pantry and delivers a fresh and quality taste every time. When tuna is caught using pole-and-line, you know that it has been caught using a method that is best for the environment, for the fisher, and for you.

Did you spot our logo? Whole Foods Market is a retailer that you can trust to deliver high-quality products every time, packed full of vitamins and goodness. Their tuna is no exception. Pole-and-line caught skipjack tuna is supplied from American Tuna, which prides itself on using sustainable, one-by-one fishing methods to catch the highest quality fish.

Skipjack Tuna
United States
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At A Glance


This skipjack tuna is pole-and-line caught, meaning that it was caught with one pole, one line, and one fish at a time. 

This method of fishing provides minimal bycatch, minimal plastic pollution and minimal overfishing, whilst delivering quality tuna to your plate.

Traceability 2018 Traceability Standards

In 2018, it was announced that all suppliers must use Trace Register traceability to comply with traceability standards set by Wholefoods to ensure the tuna that they sell to consumers is caught only using one-by-one techniques, completing Wholefood’s aim to reduce bycatch and overfishing, whilst supporting the fishery communities.

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Maldives pole-and-line skipjack tuna

Indian Ocean
The Maldives pole-and-line skipjack fishery has been operating for centuries and has been the lifeline of the Maldivian economy since before the boom of the tourism industry in the mid 1970s. The fishery not only provides a large proportion of the country’s income from the tuna trade and export, but also provides one of the only sources of protein for the Maldivian population, also contributing to a stable livelihood. The Maldivian pole-and-line fishery is located in the Arabian Sea within the Indian Ocean.
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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market has a reputation for organic, sustainable and high quality produce across both ponds. Their canned tuna is all one-by-one products where the consumer can trust that the food they pick will look after the coastal communities, the ocean, and themselves.
United States
Years of IPNLF Membership
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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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