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I think I'll start a series of posts about companies I like to do business with.

I found out about Wild Pacific Seafood http://www.pelicanpackers.com/ (aka Pelican's Choice) from the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which includes resources for buying sustainably harvested seafood.

Wild Pacific Seafood has one fishing boat and they catch albacore via the trolling method, which is listed on the Seafood Watch card as a best choice. Troll-caught tuna are younger and have lower mercury levels than longline-caught tuna. Trolling produces less bycatch than longlining or purse-seining.

Anyway, they sell several flavors of canned albacore in pop-top cans. The OH and I buy the no-salt-added variety, 100% tuna. It's expensive compared to regular supermarket tuna, but a can of this stuff goes farther than a can of supermarket tuna, which has a lot of water in it. (And our cats, shockingly, don't seem to like tuna water.)

Every time we place an order (we usually get two 24-packs, which works out to $2.75 per can), they include a hand-written letter. Sometimes they include a sample of a different flavor.

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mjlayman
Jun. 27th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yikes, nine times as much as what I get, although probably better albacore. I don't get a lot, it's high in protein.
elainegrey
Jun. 28th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm pondering an order now, although our cats do love tuna water. Just looking at it made me hungry: i went off and had a sardine wrap.

I look forward to the rest of your recommendations.
prairierabbit
Jul. 3rd, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendation. I love salade nicoise, but have been heitant about tuna due to the mercury issues.
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