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.


  Fishing Community The Republic of the Marshall Islands pelagic longline fishery, which targets bigeye and yellowfin tunas, has about 38 active vessels participating in the fishery currently. These yellowfin tuna were caught on fishing vessels SLC712, SLC7312, and HNY767. The fishery occurs entirely within the Marshall Islands EEZ and since 2011, has been actively involved in a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) alongside organizations like The Nature Conservancy and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to make significant improvements to address management, gear type, population sustainability, and bycatch concerns, with the ultimate goal being to reach MSC certification. We're proud to support the work being done in this fishery as it has demonstrated gear changes that reduce the catch of unintended species, implementation of human observer coverage and electronic monitoring systems, and improvements in management, data collection, and fishermen training.  

 

Fishing Community

The Republic of the Marshall Islands pelagic longline fishery, which targets bigeye and yellowfin tunas, has about 38 active vessels participating in the fishery currently. These yellowfin tuna were caught on fishing vessels SLC712, SLC7312, and HNY767. The fishery occurs entirely within the Marshall Islands EEZ and since 2011, has been actively involved in a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) alongside organizations like The Nature Conservancy and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to make significant improvements to address management, gear type, population sustainability, and bycatch concerns, with the ultimate goal being to reach MSC certification.

We're proud to support the work being done in this fishery as it has demonstrated gear changes that reduce the catch of unintended species, implementation of human observer coverage and electronic monitoring systems, and improvements in management, data collection, and fishermen training.  

  Yellowfin Tuna (ahi) Scientific name:  Thunnus albacares Description: Yellowfin Tuna has a medium-mild flavor with very firm texture. Compared to other Tunas it is less flavorful than Bigeye but more flavorful than Albacore. The flesh is deep red while raw, is often used for sashimi, and is best to not cook until well-done. (Source: Chefs-Resources)

 

Yellowfin Tuna (ahi)

Scientific name:  Thunnus albacares

Description: Yellowfin Tuna has a medium-mild flavor with very firm texture. Compared to other Tunas it is less flavorful than Bigeye but more flavorful than Albacore. The flesh is deep red while raw, is often used for sashimi, and is best to not cook until well-done. (Source: Chefs-Resources)

  Gear Type: Longline Longlining utilizes a central fishing line (1-50 miles long) that incorporates a series of smaller, baited, hooks spaced at regular intervals. Graphic: © Ocean Health Index

 

Gear Type: Longline

Longlining utilizes a central fishing line (1-50 miles long) that incorporates a series of smaller, baited, hooks spaced at regular intervals.

Graphic: © Ocean Health Index

  Republic of the Marshall Islands The Republic of the Marshall Islands is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean.  The country's population of 53,158 people is spread out over 29 coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets.

 

Republic of the Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean.  The country's population of 53,158 people is spread out over 29 coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets.