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 banned them on the high seas in 1993, and the European Union followed suit in 2002. In 2003, ICCAT prohibited the use of driftnets to catch tuna and swordfish.
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.