How Was It Caught?
Does your tuna brand use selective fishing methods and control their catch from ship to shelf to minimise environmental impacts?
Most other tuna brands fish with ‘Fish Attracting Devices’ (FADs) and purse-seine nets that when used together will indiscriminately snare everything in their reach including sea-life like turtles, baby sharks and even endangered Yellowfin tuna. At Safcol, all our tuna is responsibly fished.
|Pole & Line
||Fish are caught one at a time by hand, using a hook and line attached to a long pole.||
|FAD Free Fishing
||Nets are used to on free school tuna.||
|Purse – Seine with FADs
||A fish aggregating device (FAD) is inserted into the ocean to attract the tuna. The FAD however also attracts many species of marine life. A large net encircles the area and closes like a purse.||
||Short lines with baited hooks are attached to a longer main line (over 150km long) which is laid on the sea bottom or suspended by floats.||
||Marine life is herded into a large funnel shaped net as it is towed through the ocean behind boats.||
||A triangular steel frame and tooth bearing bar that ploughs up the sea-bed. Marine life are caught in heavy netting that joins at the sides and back.||