WHERE DID YOUR FISH COME FROM?

At Salty Girl Seafood, it’s important to us that you have the information you need not only to cook seafood simply, but to make simple, informed decisions about the seafood you purchase. We work closely with our fishermen to ensure you are receive a premium, sustainably harvested product, complete with information about who, what, and where your seafood was harvested. And it’s all right here.


Fisherman: Mark Hoeppener This tuna is was caught by Captain Mark Hoeppner of the F/V Day Star (see photo of boat above)! Captain Mark ports his boat in Hawaii, but fishes throughout the Pacific.

Fisherman: Mark Hoeppener

This tuna is was caught by Captain Mark Hoeppner of the F/V Day Star (see photo of boat above)! Captain Mark ports his boat in Hawaii, but fishes throughout the Pacific.

Albacore Tuna Scientific name:  Thunnus alalunga Description: Albacore tuna has firm, large flakes and a mild to medium flavor profile. It's higher fat content (relative to Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna gives it a richness of taste). Albacore is low in sodium and known to be a good source of vitamins A and B12, as well as selenium and niacin.

Albacore Tuna

Scientific name:  Thunnus alalunga

Description: Albacore tuna has firm, large flakes and a mild to medium flavor profile. It's higher fat content (relative to Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna gives it a richness of taste). Albacore is low in sodium and known to be a good source of vitamins A and B12, as well as selenium and niacin.

Fishing Gear Type: Troll caught Trolling is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. Graphic: © Ocean Health Index

Fishing Gear Type: Troll caught

Trolling is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water.

Graphic: © Ocean Health Index

Port of Landing: Coos Bay, Oregon Coos Bay is located along the Oregon Coast, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. 

Port of Landing: Coos Bay, Oregon

Coos Bay is located along the Oregon Coast, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. 

Why this fish? Pole and troll caught albacore tuna harvested in the US Pacific is a great option when looking for sustainably harvested tuna. These fisheries have low impacts on the environment and other species due to their method of capture. Populations of albacore are abundant in the US and sound management is in place to ensure sustainability of the fishery. Non-profits, such as the American Albacore Fishing Association, exist to bring albacore fishermen together and support responsible fishing practices. This group has also obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for their efforts towards towards sustainability.

Why this fish?

Pole and troll caught albacore tuna harvested in the US Pacific is a great option when looking for sustainably harvested tuna. These fisheries have low impacts on the environment and other species due to their method of capture. Populations of albacore are abundant in the US and sound management is in place to ensure sustainability of the fishery. Non-profits, such as the American Albacore Fishing Association, exist to bring albacore fishermen together and support responsible fishing practices. This group has also obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for their efforts towards towards sustainability.