Sainsbury's Tuna in Sunflower Oil 340g (240g*)

Last updated: 2023/07/07


Filled to the brim with large chunks of skipjack tuna, this can is full of fish caught from the Maldives pole-and-line fishery. This succulent skipjack, Katsuwonus pelamis, is packed full of flavour and perfectly sized for a chunky addition to your sandwich, salad, or pasta. 

The tuna in this can is from the Maldives pole-and-line fishery and is of the skipjack variety. This fishery uses the most sustainable gear type: pole-and-line. This traditional pole-and-line method is used to catch this tuna as it minimises the impact on the environment and other marine life.

Therefore this can isn't just good for you, but it is good for the fishers, the ocean, and the planet.

Skipjack Tuna
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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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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 all of its own brand canned tuna is pole-and-line caught.
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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.
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