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Tuna pizza

Tuna

Tuna (Thunnus) is a genus of large predatory fish which are located in all tropical, subtropical and temperate seas. They are among the most important edible fish and are of considerable importance to the fishing industry. We essentially distinguish between 8 species: albacore tuna, southern bluefin tuna, North Pacific bluefin tuna, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, bigeye tuna and longtail tuna.

Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) is the economically most important species of tuna and the only species of the genus Katsuwonus within the family of mackerels and tunas (Scombridae). It can grow to about one metre in length and reaches a weight of over 20 kg. The seven dark longitudinal stripes on the silvery belly side are typical for this fish.


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Assortment

  • Fillets
  • Chunks
  • Flakes
  • Granules

  • Natural
  • In oil
  • Seasoned
  • Deep frozen eis

  • Skipjack
  • Yellowfin
  • Albacore


Packaging

  • Can
  • Pouch
  • Deep frozen: bag in boxeis
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Mail: h.lamotte@lamotte-food.de


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Good to know


Fishing quotas are set at national as well at international, bilateral level in order to protect fish stocks. Gentle fishing methods, such as e. g. the "pole & line" method, fishing without utilising "Fish Aggregating Devices" (FAD-free) and catching MSC-certified "free school skipjack", serve to provide sustainable use of fish stocks. Our company is committed to the principle of sustainable fisheries together with our Waren-Verein der Hamburger Börse e.V. interest group; you can find additional information at the following links:

Sustainable Tuna Handbook

ISS-Foundation: Status of the Stocks report

Tuna cutout

Utilisation

Salads, pizza, ready meals, convenience food, sandwich fillings and toppings, antipasti

Origin

The skipjack is at home in tropical, subtropical and temperate seas. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has divided the world's oceans and seas into 19 fishing grounds. The main fishing areas are the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, especially the Western Pacific Ocean (FA0 71).

Fishing Season

All year round, with catch restrictions during the main spawning season in the 3rd quarter of the year.

Tuna production

Manufacturing


The fish are deep frozen on board the fishing boat. It is steamed, cut, cleaned and calibrated for processing. Depending on the specified recipe, it is preserved in oil or water ("oil"/"brine") in cans or pouch bags.

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