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Genova Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil

Can Code: 6P56X AS4EP
UPC: 4800000215

About your seafood

Species: Albacore Tuna

Albacore tuna is typically found in both tropical and temperate waters. Albacore provides meat that is mild in taste, low in fat, and a good source of protein and Omega-3s. The species grows up to 4 ½ feet in length, with an estimated lifespan of 12 years.

Your seafood was caught responsibly

We are committed to the protection of the marine environment and responsible sourcing. We are co-founding members of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), which is dedicated to the long-term conservation and sustainable use of yellowfin tuna stocks, the reduction of bycatch, and the promotion of ocean ecosystems.

We work with environmental advocates and scientists to ensure that our suppliers’ fishing practices protect ocean stocks for decades to come. All fishing techniques used are compliant with our Dolphin-Safe Policy.

  • Dolphin Safe
  • ISSF

Where was my Albacore Tuna caught?

Indian Ocean (Western)

FAO Area 51

Waters off the eastern coast of Africa and western coast of India, including the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Madagascar and Mozambique Channel, are home to many of our Skipjack tuna. Though the monsoon climate causes temperatures to fluctuate, these waters are generally the warmest in the world.

The health of the world’s ocean stock is very important to us. We only fish in stocks that are effectively managed to maintain a healthy ecosystem and fish stocks that will continue to conserve the marine environment for generations to come.

Pacific (Western Central)

FAO Area 71

This vast tropical ocean area is the world’s largest resource for Skipjack tuna, accounting for over 50% of the total global catch.

The health of the world’s ocean stock is very important to us. We only fish in stocks that are effectively managed to maintain a healthy ecosystem and fish stocks that will continue to conserve the marine environment for generations to come.

Yellowfin tuna is highly migratory and caught in all oceans across the globe. In some instances, fish in a single can may come from multiple FAO catch areas. We have stringent methods in place to track the catch location of each fish, but given the nature of fishing and the highly migratory species, we cannot always guarantee the accuracy of this reporting.

What fishing method was used?

Your Albacore Tuna was caught using the Longline method.

Vessel Size: 80-200 feet

Method: Miles-long fishing lines have branch lines with baited hooks that catch two to three fish per 100 hooks. This method accounts for about 12% of the total global tuna catch. Circle hooks and tori (bird-scaring) lines help to prevent the bycatch of other marine life such as turtles and seabirds.

What vessel caught my Albacore Tuna?

Vessel Name: CHENG QING FENG NO. 8

Flag: Taiwan

Trip Start Date: Jul 20, 2015

Trip End Date: Jul 27, 2015

Note: Actual trip time is based on time zone where fish is caught

Vessel Name: KHA YANG 1

Flag: Taiwan

Trip Start Date: Aug 20, 2015

Trip End Date: Aug 26, 2015

Note: Actual trip time is based on time zone where fish is caught

Vessel Name: CHENG QING FENG

Flag: Taiwan

Trip Start Date: Jul 20, 2015

Trip End Date: Jul 28, 2015

Note: Actual trip time is based on time zone where fish is caught

Vessel Name: JIN JAAN SHYANG NO.268 

Flag: Taiwan

Trip Start Date: Jul 11, 2015

Trip End Date: Aug 3, 2015

Note: Actual trip time is based on time zone where fish is caught

Vessel Name: JOHO

Flag: Taiwan

Trip Start Date: Jul 20, 2015

Trip End Date: Jul 24, 2015

Note: Actual trip time is based on time zone where fish is caught

Vessel Name: CRYSTAL 106

Flag: Papua New Guinea

Trip Start Date: Jun 23, 2015

Trip End Date: Jul 20, 2015

Note: Actual trip time is based on time zone where fish is caught

Why are there multiple vessels?

On its journey from the ocean to your table, the tuna from many boats will be processed in the same facility. We choose only the highest quality to go into each can, and that may include fish from multiple boats or more than one catch. Your results include up to ten vessels for each can code. Interested in a complete list? Contact us with your can code here.

How was my Albacore Tuna processed and canned?

  • 1. Fresh from the sea 

    Our catch is frozen and stored onboard our ships at -13º, then delivered to processing plants around the world.

  • 2. Cleaning and processing

    Fish are thawed, thoroughly cleaned, then baked. Genova has strict quality control standards, and routinely test all of our products to ensure they meet FDA guidelines and all U.S. regulations.

  • 3. Delivery to U.S. cannery

    The cooked loins are then frozen and shipped to our U.S. cannery.

  • 4. Canning and sterilization

    The tuna loins are added to cans with olive oil and salt—simple ingredients that bring out the taste of the fish. The cans are then sealed and sterilized, ensuring our product meets the highest food-safety standards.

  • 5. Enjoy Genova!

    The finished product is delivered to our retailers, awaiting your plate. Time to enjoy your tuna!

How does Genova support sustainability?

We’re deeply committed to our oceans.

At Genova, we pride ourselves on our long-standing commitment to operating a socially and environmentally responsible business. We realize that our sustainability obligations don’t end when the seafood is caught, but extend all the way through the processing, packaging, and delivery to our customers.

We recognize the reach and reputation of Genova allows us to lead the industry in effecting real change that will minimize bycatch, protect stock levels, preserve oceans, improve working conditions and ensure safe and legal practices throughout every fishing operation in the world. We have already made considerable progress towards achieving these within our own operations.