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Sustainably Caught Wild Seafood with @WildPlanetFoods #ngfoodie

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Wild Planet believes that conservation of wild habitat and harvest of wild seafood can successfully coexist. As the company name suggests, they strive to offer a product line consisting only of the most eco-preferable, wild seafood on the planet.

What Makes Wild Planet Different?

Their fish are caught one-by-one using hand lines and “pole and troll” methods.  By using these two methods they insures that, unlike the conventional fishing methods many companies use, other species of marine life such as dolphins and turtles aren’t harmed in the process.

Wild Planet workers take delivery of the fish right off the boats, and many of the boat owners are even shareholders in the company. This gives Wild Planet the advantage of being one of the very few packaged seafood companies that oversees selecting only the highest quality fish from the catch, directing quality control in the packing of the product and offering the product to our customers.

Even though the actual packaging of the fish is done in Vietnam, their goal is to make US-sourced sustainable seafood choices mainstream and thus be able to have a greater impact on fishery harvest practices for the long-term good of ocean conservation.

The troll-caught albacore from the North Pacific fishery are lower in mercury because these migratory fish are smaller (about 9 to 25 pounds) and younger (three to five years old) than the long-line caught older fish that reach up to 70 pounds after ten to fifteen years of growth. Naturally, the longer a fish lives and feeds, the more it bio-accumulates mercury.

 

  • Wild Planet uses the highest quality raw materials
  • Our tuna is undiluted by additives or water
  • Our tuna is hand-cut and packed to provide a whole tuna steak in every can.
  • You are getting 100% pure albacore tuna and sea salt in its own natural juices

The tuna is amazing!  You get big chucks and the flavor is unlike any other tuna you have ever tried.  Addie opened her sandwich and ate all the tuna off the bread and then asked for more because, “I can’t eat an empty sandwich, Mama.”  It was quite cute! 

Get Your Own Wild Planet Foods!

Visit the Wild Planet Foods site to learn even more about their sustainable seafood and where you can purchase it from!  Be sure to connect with the wonderful people behind Wild Planet Foods on Facebook and Twitter!

Win Wild Planet Foods!

I am so excited that Wild Planet Foods will be one of the sponsors in the upcoming Noise Girls Fall Foodie Event beginning on October 1st.  Be sure you come back to enter as there will be great prize packages full of yummy goodies!

 

I received the above products to review.  All opinions expressed are, as always 100% my own and those of my family.

27 thoughts on “Sustainably Caught Wild Seafood with @WildPlanetFoods #ngfoodie

  1. lots of great info here. your tuna sounds awesome. ive heard nthat tuna has alot of mercury and too much is really bad for us…yours doesnt have allot of mercury and therefore it is safer to eat more often.
    yummy tuna!!
    THANKS!

  2. lots of great info here. your tuna sounds awesome. ive heard nthat tuna has alot of mercury and too much is really bad for us…yours doesnt have allot of mercury and therefore it is safer to eat more often.
    yummy tuna!!
    🙂 THANKS! 🙂

  3. I love to hear that this tuna is lower in mercury. I have avoided so much fish due to the fear of mercury. And this sounds great (and well worth it if it indeed costs a little more)

  4. I have tried their tuna and it was so delicious! I know it’s a bit pricier than other brands, but it’s worth it. I am seriously trying to make better eating choices. Every little bit helps!

    1. They are lower in mercury because they don’t use a net to bottom fish. By catching all the fish individually and top fishing they are catching smaller, younger fish that have a lower mercury content.

  5. Any seafood lower in mercury is a win…so that is super cool.
    I hadn’t even heard of fish individually caught, so this is a new concept I am learning about. Good to know!!

  6. It is so important to fish responsibly or else we won’t have the seafood available in the future.

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