Tuna, Albacore – Longline (besides U.S. Hawaii)
Albacore Tuna are a highly migratory fish found throughout the world’s temperate and tropical seas. While Albacore in the Pacific Ocean is reasonably abundant and healthy, it’s less abundant in the North Atlantic.
Longlines are the most common method used to catch Albacore Tuna. They result in large quantities of bycatch, including threatened or endangered species such as sea turtles, sharks and seabirds. Since there are few international laws to reduce bycatch, these longline fleets are contributing heavily to the long-term decline of some of these species.