Seafood Watch - Seafood Guide

Tuna, Skipjack

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Tuna, Skipjack Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Aku, Bonito, Katsuo Imported Longline
Tuna, Skipjack Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Aku, Canned Light Tuna, Bonito, Katsuo Worldwide Purse Seine
Tuna, Skipjack 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. Aku, Bonito, Katsuo U.S. Atlantic, Hawaii Longline
Tuna, Skipjack Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Aku, Canned Light Tuna, Bonito, Katsuo Worldwide Troll, Pole
Tuna, Skipjack 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. Aku, Canned Light Tuna, Bonito, Katsuo Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild
Tuna, Skipjack Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Aku, Canned Light Tuna, Bonito, Katsuo Worldwide Purse-seine FAD-free


Skipjack 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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