NGO Best for tuna

Generally tuna is one of the largest fish stocks in our oceans. The family consists of officially 14 species and another close relation called SKIPJACK. 

A preference for warm water

The ability and need to swim long and fast because when they stop they suffer insufficient oxygenation of the blood.

They often cover long distances in search for food which makes them the highest migratory fish family.

They start off their diet with plankton, quickly escalating to  larvae followed by small fish, squid, molluscs and crustaceans.

They are positioned at the top of the oceanic food chain.

In 2018 the total catch of tuna species – which is of commercial interest – was 5,4 million tons, while the capture of other tuna species add up to 1,9 million tons. In total this amounts to a staggering 7,3 million tons. This is double the total catch of 1987!

tuna species

Tuna species of commercial interest are:

 

Most of the non-commercial tuna species find its way to the local population, but they are not processed for consumption in cans or steaks 

The tuna species of commercial interest will be introduced hereafter (Name, Latin name and estimated catch in 2018) and in the text you find a hyperlink for more info on this specie. 

frozen tuna
purse seine

fishing methods

With the combined experience of our team we aim to address the existing threats. In collaboration with experienced captains from tuna purse seiners, manufacturers and boat owners, we will endeavour to find affordable alternative working practices and technical solutions. With consideration for aspects such as on board safety, catching what you want within the regulations as well as improved quality we arrive at the solutions of BEST4Tuna2.0!

fishing gear

With the combined experience of our team we aim to address the existing threats. In collaboration with experienced captains from tuna purse seiners, manufacturers and boat owners, we will endeavour to find affordable alternative working practices and technical solutions. With consideration for aspects such as on board safety, catching what you want within the regulations as well as improved quality we arrive at the solutions of BEST4Tuna2.0!

tuna record fish
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