Seafood Watch - Seafood Guide

Tuna, Albacore

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SEAFOODRATINGMARKET NAMESLOCATION/CERTIFICATIONHOW CAUGHT/FARMED
Tuna, Albacore Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Canned White Tuna, Longfin Tunny, Shiro Maguro, Tombo U.S. Pacific, Canadian Pacific Troll, Pole
Tuna, Albacore Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Longfin Tunny, Shiro Maguro, Tombo Hawaii Longline
Tuna, Albacore Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Canned White Tuna, Longfin Tunny, Shiro Maguro, Tombo Worldwide, Except Hawaii Longline
Tuna, Albacore Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Canned White Tuna, Longfin Tunny, Shiro Maguro, Tombo South Atlantic Troll, Pole
Tuna, Albacore Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Longfin Tunny, Shiro Maguro, Tombo North Atlantic Wild
Tuna, Albacore Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Maguro, Tuna Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild


Albacore Tuna, Wild, Marine Stewardship Council Certified


Summary

Seafood Watch conducted an eco-certification benchmarking study to identify which standards are consistent with our sustainability criteria. We identified the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard as equivalent to at least our yellow "Good Alternative" recommendation. MSC Certified


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