How FinerFin Goes About Providing You With Sustainably Caught Tuna Fish
At FinerFin, we not only use sustainable methods to catch our fish, we exclusively use pole-and-line practices.
What does that mean? Well, it's as exactly what it sounds.
There's a fisherman who uses a pole and a line, just like you might do in a boat on a Sunday morning.
First, let's discuss what it means to have fish be sustainably caught.
What Does Sustainable Seafood Mean?
Sustainable seafood is caught or farmed in ways that will not deplete the oceans or waterways, will not harm the future of that species, and will also keep the economies of fishery-dependent communities afloat.
Because of these methods, many sustainable fish are high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats like omega-3s and contain lower amounts of harmful chemicals.
Why is Pole-and-Line Caught Fish Best?
Just as it sounds, each fish is caught individually by a fisherman using a pole and line like you might use. This method uses no nets, which can cause what's called bycatch.
Bycatch is marine life scooped up by commercial fishing nets that are caught alongside the fish that are trying to be harvested. Even though these fish, which can include dolphins, whales, birds, and turtles, are tossed back into the sea by fisherman, it's estimated that bycatch kills around 300,000 marine animals annually. By catching each fish individually, the problem of bycatch is eliminated.
Finally, because it takes time for an individual fisherman to catch our product, it provides more jobs and supports more local fishermen. We are happy to be able to provide this labor-intensive process to these communities.
FinerFin's Sustainable Methods