Thunnus alalunga

Albacore tuna (labeled ‘white’ in the U.S.) is considered by fisheries scientists to be healthy and abundant in the Pacific Ocean, the only area where we harvest Ocean Naturals.

Currently, Ocean Naturals albacore tuna comes from the North Pacific, where this resource is effectively managed by the Northern Committee of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).

In addition, these fish are caught the old fashioned way, by pole and troll vessels, one fish at a time.

This fishing method is very selective, with nearly zero catch of any non-target (bycatch) or sensitive species, limiting our environmental footprint.

Also, these smaller-scale operators support vibrant fishing communities along the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada, helping maintain an important heritage.


Thunnus albacares

Yellowfin tuna (one of several species labeled ‘light’ in the U.S.) is considered by fisheries scientists to have healthy and abundant populations in the Western & Central Pacific where Ocean Naturals Yellowfin is harvested.

These fish are managed by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), which institute conservation measures to help prevent overfishing from occurring.

Ocean Naturals Yellowfin tuna is caught by MSC Certified US flagged purse seine vessels.