Have you given up on Tuna? There are still good brands out there

If you’re still worried about canned tuna then it’s worth trying Fish4Ever. It continues to give consumers the best choice for taste, quality, ethics and sustainability.

Local fishing for sustainable fish
Local fishing for sustainable fish

While several supermarkets have followed the Fish4Ever lead to pledge to either only sell, or sell mostly, pole and line tuna in their own label product, the only way to be sure that the fish is of the highest quality is to use a highly ethical company.  Fish4Ever (fish-4-ever.com) was named most Ethical canned tuna provider by Ethical Consumer and was rated best for sustainable canned tuna by Greenpeace (Australia).

 

For Fish4Ever every tuna is caught by small local boats, which in turn supports the local fishing industry. Pole and line skipjack tuna, for example, is caught
in the Azores, in the North Atlantic and packed on the island of Sao Jorge – just a short journey away.

Fishing by pole and line ensures a careful handling of the fish which are then processed and packed mostly by hand – a guarantee of sustainability and quality. Sustaining the fishing communities is ultimately also good news for the customer as well.

For more information onFish4Ever tuna types, which can be bought at GoodnessDirect – see below…

Albacore
A temperate tuna, well liked in US and Caribbean where it is known as white
tuna and in Northern Spain where it is known as “Bonito del Norte”. Only
dense meaty fillets or “steaks” are packed in cold pressed extra virgin
single estate organic olive oil in Spain. Fished in Namibia by one locally
owned and operated pole and line vessels. Good with broad beans and bacon,
lemon and capers or stuffed in red peppers with cream cheese.

Yellowfin
A tropical tuna packed in brine or certified organic cold pressed single
estate sunflower or rapeseed oils in Spain. Fished in Senegal by two named
locally owned and operated pole and line vessels. Fish4Ever only pack the
fillet. A good for tuna pasta sauce and salads like niçoise.

Skipjack
This is the standard UK canned tuna. It is normally fished appallingly
using large nets and FAD’s with high by-catch and by foreign boats in the
coastal waters of some of the most deprived countries in the world. Fish4Ever
is fished, landed and packed (in brine) in the Azores by 20 local pole and
line vessels.

Don’t Give Up On Tuna – Just Give Up On Bad Tuna Brands!
23 Dec 10Still worried about canned tuna? The first really good tuna brand Fish4Ever
continues to give consumers the best choice for taste, quality, ethics and
sustainability.

While several supermarkets (Waitrose, M&S, Sainsbury’s) have followed the
Fish4Ever lead to pledge to either only sell, or sell mostly, pole and line
tuna in their own label product, the only way to be sure that the fish is
of the highest quality is to use a company which was named most Ethical
canned tuna provider by Ethical Consumer and came top of the Greenpeace
(Australia) table for sustainable canned tuna.

MD Charles Redfern says: “What makes Fish4Ever so special is care and
precision. Every tuna we catch is caught by named, small boats that are
local to the catch. For example our pole and line skipjack tuna is caught
in the Azores and packed on the island of Sao Jorge so it’s an extremely
short journey from the sea to the cannery. The pole and line method
ensures a much more careful handling of the fish and it is then processed
and packed mostly by hand – that’s a quality guarantee as well as a
sustainability guarantee. And because our sustainability is also about
the fishermen and the fishing communities, Fish4Ever is good news for
customers as well as the supply chain.”

Fish4Ever is available in Asda, Waitrose, Ocado, Abel Cole, Wholefoods,
Planet Organic and good food shops, delis and farm shops right across the
UK.

F4E Details:

Albacore
Temperate tuna, well liked in US and Caribbean where it is known as white
tuna and in Northern Spain where it is known as “Bonito del Norte”. Only
dense meaty fillets or “steaks” are packed in cold pressed extra virgin
single estate organic olive oil in Spain. Fished in Namibia by one locally
owned and operated pole and line vessels. Good with broad beans and bacon,
lemon and capers or stuffed in red peppers with cream cheese.

Yellowfin
Tropical tuna packed in brine or certified organic cold pressed single
estate sunflower or rapeseed oils in Spain. Fished in Senegal by two named
locally owned and operated pole and line vessels. We only pack the
fillet. Good for tuna pasta sauce (add at end), salads like niçoise, with
tomatoes or cannellini bean salad.

Skipjack
This is the standard UK canned tuna. It is normally fished appallingly
using large nets and FAD’s with high by-catch and by foreign boats in the
coastal waters of some of the most deprived countries in the world. Ours
is fished, landed and packed (in brine) in the Azores by 20 local pole and
line vessels.

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