Albacore Tuna are widespread in the warmer tropical waters north of New Zealand, where they arrive in the summer months.
Their flesh is steak-like with medium oil content and has more Omega-3 than other Tunas.
The Marine Stewardship Council eco-label assures you that our Albacore Tuna reflects sustainable fishing at its finest. It means that our fish stocks are healthy, we don't damage the eco-system and there is ongoing effective management of Albacore Tuna Fisheries.
Albacore Tuna belong to the Scombridae family (mackerels, tunas).
Dark metallica blue body above, silvery white below, and iridescent, lighter blue sides. The body is rounded and streamlined.
The flesh is pink with large moist flakes and a steak-like texture.
Albacore Tuna has been certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, the global gold standard for sustainability since May 2011.
Albacore Tuna is also managed by the Ministry for Primary Industries using the New Zealand Quota Management System (QMS). Regular stocks assessment are conducted to estimate fishery stock size and numbers. Scientific studies are also used. From these, scientists can estimate future stock sizes and catch limits.
Albacore Tuna are widespread in the warmer tropical water north of New Zealand, where they arrive in the summer.
3-10 kg up to 55kg
With medium-firm pink flesh, steak-like texture and large moist flakes, Albacore is suitable for most cooking methods; Baked, barbecued, casseroles, marinated, microwaved or smoked. It is also a ideal to serve raw as Sashimi.