Pole & Line – Chunk and Flaked Light Tuna
What is "Pole & Line"?
Pole & Line is a simple and eco-friendly method of tuna fishing using a hook attached to a pole. It is rated by many conservation groups as the most environmentally friendly method of fishing tuna, as it eliminates 'by-catch' of other marine life including sea turtles and sharks.
Point of Origin
Ocean's Pole & Line Skipjack (Euthynnus pelamis) tuna is caught in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. The pole and line fishery yields positive socio-economic benefits for the Maldives including job creation and the development of a sustainable export industry.
Ocean's is a founding member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF). IPNLF works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line and hand-line tuna fisheries around the world. IPNLF’s ambition is to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses and seas connected with them.
The Catch Process
- Local fishermen carry live bait to attract schools of tuna to the boat.
- Schools of tuna are found by spotting sea surface disturbance.
- Chumming of live bait causes the tuna to surface around the boat to feed.
- Fishermen proceed to catch the tuna with hook lines and haul the fish into the boat.
- The tuna is then chilled on-board using ice for preservation.
In 2015, IPNLF's Research team was able to shoot some amazing footage of pole-and-line fishing in action. The data collected through these research trips helps advise baitfish and fuel use recommendations, and provides invaluable information to the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) and the Maldives' Marine Research Centre, increasing understanding of skipjack and yellowfin stocks and ultimately acting as the scientific basis for management decisions.
Click on this video to see Pole & Line Fishing in action! »
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- Rich in protein
- Low in fat
- Low in saturated fat
- Free of trans fat
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