Frequently Asked Questions

What makes this fish taste so much better?
The albacore we select to put in our cans are smaller fish that have a higher body fat content. The fish is moist without having to add water to the can and the flavor is unmatched.

What are the health benefits of your albacore?
Our albacore is truly a super-food. They are higher in Omega 3's, with a far lower mercury level than store-bought fish. They are high in protein, and packed with nutritious value.

What about mercury? Isn't albacore higher in mercury than other tuna?
Oregon State University recently studied this question and found that the FDA data on canned albacore did not consider the size difference and mercury difference of the younger albacore tuna. The young albacore tuna caught off our west coast have a much lower mercury level than the older larger fish caught off the Asian coast. The FDA says that canned albacore has a mercury parts per million of .353, where these albacore have a low mercury level of .140 which is comparable to chunk light tuna. See our health/nutrition page for more details.

Why do we not find albacore like this in our supermarkets?
The USA is the largest consumer of albacore in the world. Large tuna canneries import less expensive, older, long line caught albacore from other countries where labor is less expensive and standards are less restrictive. Our higher cost and higher quality fish are regularly exported to countries that are more particular about their fish such as Spain.

Are there any stores where I can buy your higher quality fish?
We would like to expand to more stores eventually, but right now we are only selling online, and from the Seafood Connection in Westport, Washington. If you have a store, and would be interested in carrying our product, just let us know.

What will I get in my can of tuna?
The only thing in the can is tuna and small amount of salt.

What is in the can of tuna that I buy at the supermarket?
Tuna, water, vegetable broth, soy, and salt. In some cases, the contents of the can of supermarket tuna are as high as 45% water, so you are getting about half as much meat. You get what you pay for.

Is your tuna more expensive?
Yes, but the quality is well worth the price, plus, we are not selling you added water and vegetable broth. That way you get more meat in each can. All of our tuna is caught and canned right here in the USA. It is hand filleted and hand packed.

Where do you get your tuna?
We either catch it ourselves, or we get it from one of the other boats that fishes out of Westport, Washington. These boats fish off the Washington and Oregon coasts. We only buy from select boats that will handle the fish to our standards, and we only put fish in the can that is of the highest quality.

Why do you call your fish "Home-Style" canned?
A large number of people buy fresh albacore from us, and the people that know their tuna all can it the same way. Just put in good quality fresh tuna and a little bit of salt. The taste and quality of what the locals do in their homes far exceeds what you can buy in the store, so why add fillers just to take up space in the can?

Are your tuna dolphin safe?
Absolutely! Our tuna are caught with hook and line, one at a time, which is the only way to guarantee dolphin safety. None of our tuna are caught with nets.

Can I send a case to someone else?
Yes. Provide their shipping address at checkout and feel free to include a message to the recipient in the comments field.

Is there any trace of radiation in the albacore from the Japan nuclear disaster?
Oregon State University did a study, and there is a barely detectable trace of radiation from the Japan nuclear disaster. People receive radiation annually from a large variety of sources, and to increase this annual amount of radiation by one percent, you would have to eat 4000 pounds per year of the highest radiation level fish that they found. The radiation level is not a concern in any way to a person's health.