Line-caught while they are storing up reserves and building fat before winter in the waters off Oregon and Washington, our albacore tuna is prized as a premium fish and is amazingly both rich and light at the same time.
Our albacore tuna medallions are cut from loins (not unlike a pork tenderloin) and then packaged in vacuum-sealed packs. You can wrap them in seaweed for sushi night or make a Hawaiian-style poke.
Albacore tuna is caught all over the world. But it is widely regarded among chefs that the line-caught albacore tuna caught off our Pacific Northwest Coast is the best tasting and most nutritious. Caught between June and October when the juvenile albacore are following feed about 50 to 250 miles off the coast to bulk up for winter, these tuna are gorging on nutrient dense prey, eating a quarter of their weight each day in anchovies and sardines. Their oil content gets up to nearly 21% and their fattiness makes them perfect for delectable sushi rolls and the very concentration of Omega-3 oils make them super good for your brain and heart.
Line-caught Pacific albacore is easy to prepare and leaves a velvety feel in the mouth. “Like butter,” report some of our customers.
Our line-caught albacore tuna is absolutely delicious and is considered one of the healthiest fish on the planet, both for body and planet. Line-caught, otherwise known as troll-caught, albacore tuna caught off the Pacific Northwest coast gets a “Super Green” rating from the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch and is MSC-Certified.