The Safina Center

Coho salmon.Coho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Tuna, Albacore (Bin’naga maguro) – North Pacific (U.S, Canada, Japan), Pole & Troll These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children. Our source of information is http://seafood.edf.org/.  We also recommend that you check local advisories.

Albacore Tuna are a migratory, schooling fish with a high reproductive rate. In the North Pacific, the abundance of Albacore Tuna is high and fishing levels on this species are sustainable. The U.S., Canada, and Japan all have moderately effective management in place.

Fishing with pole and troll gear is highly selective, resulting in minimal catches of non-target species. This type of gear also has little to no damage to bottom habitats.

Full species report here.

This fish may have high levels of mercury that could pose a health risk to adults and children. More info here about mercury in tuna. Check out our mercury in seafood section.