Learn About Albacore Tuna
The Story of Local Albacore...
March 8, 2000
The Western Fishboat Owners Association (WFOA)
invites you to visit their website www.wfoa-tuna.org to learn about troll-caught albacore tuna.
There are differences between albacore typically
brought in by the Pacific Coast fleet and
the long-line methods employed by the offshore,
high-seas fisherman. These differences may
be of interest to professional chefs, the
food service industry, consumers and those
who eat seafood to benefit from heart-healthy
Omega 3 fatty acids.
Troll-caught albacore is typically
more tender and flavorful than the
long-line caught albacore. Also, surface-caught
albacore is more moist and tends to
more Omega 3 fatty acids than the older,
In the Pacific Coast albacore fishery,
tow at speeds of 5 to 8 knots with
of ten to twenty jigs behind their
This type of gear can be highly selective;
limiting the catch to albacore only.
Only 20-25 percent of all canned albacore
available on the U.S. market is troll
The WFOA is encouraging consumers to
more about the benefits of troll-caught
and is advocating the creation of a
albacore tuna label. To learn more
troll-caught albacore and to register
opinion, use the below listed link
the Western Fishboat Owners Association.
For more information about albacore tuna
visit the website of the Western Fishboat Owners Association