Fish and fishing are extremely important to Fiji’s economy. Albacore and Yellowfin tuna are the primary offshore fishery resources. Both are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and MSC considers the Albacore tuna stocks in the South Pacific as good in its current 2019 tuna report.
EcoSolution is actively involved in this region, supporting this sustainable fishery, the further qualification of employees and the securing of social standards
All ships of our local partner have installed and activated AIS (Automatic Identification System) transmitters to track and log fishing activities around the clock.
This will create good environmental and social conditions that will improve income and value chain, create jobs for young locals and thus facilitate regional development.
As a novelty EcoSolution offers for the European market fresh MSC certified Albacore and Yellowfin tuna products in high quality.
Our MSC tuna from Fiji is caught with special C-hooks, a very selective method that successfully minimizes bycatch. To protect animal welfare, the Japanese-born Ikijime technique (spiking) is applied, where the fish is killed directly and quickly by a thorn after catching. Subsequently, the Tuna is cooled immediately in ice water.
White tuna lives in warmer currents than other tuna species, and therefore has a milder taste and a slightly softer texture. It has the brightest meat of all tunas, which can vary from light beige to rosé and turns white after preparation. The white tuna has the same nutritional benefits as other tuna species, a rich source of complete protein, selenium and vitamin B-12. However, it contains more omega-3 fatty acids than other tuna species, important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
In cooperation with WWF we introduced a unique pilot program using modern blockchain technology. The “from bait to plate” traceability system guarantees our customers that products comply with social and environmental standards. It combats illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the region and preserves the livelihoods of the maritime and coastal communities.
In cooperation with the WWF
The traditional hooks and lines method used to catch yellowfin tuna by fishermen in the Maldives is both environmentally and socially sustainable.
A private landing pier guarantees efficient just-in-time handling, high processing capacities and excellent landing conditions for fishing boats delivering to our partners processing facilities.
Our high quality, eco-friendly yellowfin tuna products are processed near the international airport of Male in state-of-the-art local plants.
Continuous traceability by QR codes is a standard.