Learn About Local Albacore

The Story of Local Albacore...

The Western Fishboat Owners Association (WFOA) invites you to visit their website (www.wfoa-tuna.org) to learn about troll-caught albacore tuna. There are differences between albacore typically brought in by the Pacific Coast fleet and the long-line methods employed by the offshore, high-seas fisherman. These differences may be of interest to professional chefs, the food service industry, consumers and those who eat seafood to benefit from heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids.

Troll-caught albacore is typically younger, more tender and flavorful than the deep-dwelling, long-line caught albacore. Also, surface-caught albacore is more moist and tends to contain more Omega 3 fatty acids than the older, deep-dwelling albacore.

In the Pacific Coast albacore fishery, trollers tow at speeds of 5 to 8 knots with an average of ten to twenty jigs behind their boats. This type of gear can be highly selective; limiting the catch to albacore only.

Only 20-25 percent of all canned albacore available on the U.S. market is troll caught. The WFOA is encouraging consumers to learn more about the benefits of troll-caught albacore and is advocating the creation of a troll-caught albacore tuna label. To learn more about troll-caught albacore and to register your opinion, use the below listed link to reach the Western Fishboat Owners Association.

For more information about albacore tuna visit the website
of the Western Fishboat Owners Association (http://www.wfoa-tuna.org/)

California Seafood Council, PO Box 91540,		Santa Barbara, CA 93190 +1-805-569-8050