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.
of the Western Fishboat Owners Association (http://www.wfoa-tuna.org/)