We encourage you to insist on purchasing tuna that is ONLY sustainably caught.
Look for a statement saying "pole and line and troll/jig" caught or for the blue MSC label on all of your albacore tuna products.
LEARN & SHARE
Illegal, unreported and unregulated driftnet fishing (IUU) is not only threatening albacore tuna, but it is destroying an entire oceanic eco-system.
Use our site for education and then share it with others.
As trollers, we are the primary stakeholders and our fishery collapsed in the early 2000s upon the return of the IUU driftnet fleet.
We must unite to have a voice that will be heard. If we don't act first, no one will.
What's the Problem?
The Problem is Overfishing by Driftnets Drastically Diminishing the Pacific Albacore Species.
Most countries have recognized that driftnets harm too many marine species to remain an acceptable form of fishing.
The United Nations tried to ban driftnets in 1989 starting in the south Pacific. By 1991 the destructive fishing method was evaluated & by 1992 the UN made a moratorium on high seas driftnets allowing 1 mile of net to be legal.
Albacore Trollers were NOT in agreement! We want & need a clean fishery. We need a total BAN on driftnets on the High Seas or in International Waters.
Buy "Pole & Line" or "Troll & Jig" Caught Albacore ONLY
Make a commitment to Buy ONLY Sustainably Caught Albacore Tuna!
Sustainable fishing is a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.
The certified (MSC) "pole and troll" method of fishing, using Lures (Jigs) or bait are the sustainable methods.
Learn and Understand
Learning and understanding are vital.
Share with Others
Once you have spent just a few moments learning about the problem and solutions, please take your Earth Citizenship seriously and accept your role as a responsible citizen and do what you can to raise awareness.