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Healthy & Sustainable Morro Bay Albacore Tuna

12/01/2015

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Wayne and Diane Moody is a husband and wife team that has been in the commercial fishing industry for about 30 years. After building their boat the Capriccio in 1979, they began fishing for salmon and albacore in the waters between Mexico and Canada. For years they have been one of a few boats on the West Coast to freeze their salmon at sea and to sell to local restaurants in Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo County.

Since the beginning of their careers, they have always used sustainable fishing techniques. They feel they have been good stewards of the sea by using only hook and line methods, catching one fish at a time. Each fish is handled with special care, ensuring the finest quality product. After being brought aboard, the fish are frozen within a matter of hours. They are then taken and carefully loined, hand packed, and pressure-cooked only once, again ensuring that the nutritional quality is maintained.

Now their custom canned Premium Albacore Tuna is also being featured on many local menus in Morro Bay and on the central coast of California. Featured in Sunset Magazine, they offer a chance to try some of ?their Premium Albacore Tuna in two different varieties; regular or smoked. You can purchase a case at a time or as little as a single can at local markets or online of this local healthy product.

Speaking of healthy, albacore tuna shares many of the same nutritional advantages as other types of tuna: It’s a rich source of complete protein, selenium and vitamin B-12. However, it has two significant differences. Albacore is a better source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than other tuna species.

Protein fills many life-sustaining jobs, from building and repairing tissues, to producing enzymes and making muscles contract. It’s also a backup source of energy if you don’t get enough carbohydrates. Albacore tuna has about the same amount of protein as meat and poultry, but when it's packed in water, it has half the calories and one-fourth the total fat as the average amount in beef and chicken. A 3-ounce serving of albacore tuna supplies 20 to 23 grams of protein, or about 44 percent of women’s and 36 percent of men’s recommended dietary allowance.