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Tuna Traceability



Tuna Can Code

Sample Can Codes:


The can code is located on the bottom of your Cento Tuna Can next to the “best by” date. If you need assistance in tracing your can, please contact our customer support.



 




 

PAC Traceability

PAC, or Product Attribute Certification, was created to verify the traceability and sustainability standards and practices by consumer food companies. Consumers seek more information than ever about where their food came from and how it was produced. Tracing a specific attribute of a product to the precise location is the exact type of information PAC provides. Our mission is to certify the geographical connection of attributes to products. Traceability that connect the consumer to each stage of the supply chain provides transparency while promoting consumer confidence and loyalty.

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Trace Register

Trace Register allows us to electronically connect specific lot data with product available to consumer, certifying our traceability standards and ensuring they have been properly met. Cento partnered with Trace Register to showcase our Cento Tuna, and through Trace Register and Back to my Boat, consumers can trace their cans of Cento Tuna back to the boat where their tuna was caught.

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Cento Skipjack Tuna Fish

Cento Albacore Tuna Fish

Cento Tuna Fish in Olive Oil

 
Skipjack Tuna
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Cento Albacore Tuna Fish with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 
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Skipjack Tuna

The smallest and most abundant major tuna species, Skipjack tuna have a streamlined body that’s mostly without scales and can live as long as 8-12 years. Unlike other tuna, Skipjack are cold-blooded and cannot maintain their body temperature. Found mainly in tropical areas and most abundantly near the equator, Skipjack swim near the surface at night and can dive up to 850 feet during the day. As a top predator in the marine food chain, tuna helps maintain a balance in the ocean’s environment. Skipjack tuna are highly migratory and spend the majority of their lives in large schools in the open ocean, aggregating around floating objects or upwelling areas where nutrient-rich cooler water meets warmer, nutrient-depleted water. Rich in essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, selenium and vitamin D.

Cento Skipjack Tuna Fish

Albacore Tuna

Renowned for their extensive annual migrations and ability to swim long distances, Albacore tuna are built for speed with a torpedo-shaped body and slender tail. Albacore can reach up to 4 feet in size, weigh up to 80lbs, and adults can live up to 12 years old. The highly evolved circulatory systems that Albacore have helps regulate body temperature to higher levels than the surrounding water, which increases muscle efficiency and helps the tuna maintain high speeds of up to 50mph. Similar-sized tuna form large schools, often up to 19 miles wide. These opportunistic hunters feed primarily during the day on both the ocean’s surface and depths of up to 1640 feet. Albacore tuna are attracted to upwelling fronts where cold, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean rises to the warmer surface water. Albacore are high in omega-3 fatty acids, low in sodium, and a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B12, selenium and niacin.

Cento Albacore Tuna Fish

Vessel Information

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Tuna Traceability

Industrial pole and line fishing occurs on medium-sized vessels that range from 30-150 feet in length. These decked vessels are fitted with a narrow platform protruding around the ship at deck level, where the fishermen stand at the railing while fishing. Pole and line fishing vessels unique features include tanks with live bait, water spray systems, a main central hold for fish, a capstan for hauling ropes, and fish detecting equipment. Fishermen stand at the railing or on a special platform while using the pole and line method.

Industrial longline fishing occurs on large vessels ranging from 100-300 feet in length. These large specialized vessels can stay away from home ports for 10-24 months because of the ships’ unique features, which include a higher speed capacity, autonomous capacity for operating in the high seas, a freezing storage facility to keep fish fresh, a larger deck for equipment, protective quarters from weather and sea condition for crews, and specialized machinery for storing, dropping and hauling the longlines.

Method of Catch


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Pole and Line

This tuna was caught using the Pole and Line fishing method, a method in which fish are caught one-by-one. After baiting the tuna using smaller fish and a sprinkler system to spray the ocean’s surface, fishermen line up on the boat’s edge with hand-held fishing rods that have short lines and barbless hooks. Barbless hooks enable a quick release once the tuna is caught so that the line can quickly be returned to the water to catch additional fish. Because the pole and line method catches tuna right on the ocean surface, tuna caught with this method is lower in mercury and higher in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. This method is also highly selective and allows fishermen to only catch tuna of a certain size, leaving juveniles to grow to spawning age and replenish the population.

Cento tuna is caught without the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), floating objects that are strategically placed in the ocean to attract large groups of adult predatory fish. Because many types of fish and marine species can be attracted by FADs, FADs can often cause the catch of unwanted species and pose a danger to mammals and sea turtles that may become entagled. Because pole and line fishing is a highly selective fishing method, it eliminates the potential for bycatch, which is defined as the incidental catch of unwanted species of fish, sharks, seabirds, turtles and other large marine animals. This means that no other marine species were caught or harmed in the fishing of this tuna.

In addition to being the most sustainable way of fishing, pole and line fishing provides critical sources of income and livelihood in developing coastal states. Because local crews are employed, fishermen spend days instead of months on the water. This employment is vital to island states and with locally owned fisheries: inhabitants of these costal states are able to secure decent work conditions close to their home without the risk of human rights violations. Pole and line fishing methods minimize environmental impact and promotes a sustainable exploitation of shared marine resources.


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Longline

This tuna was caught using the Longline fishing method, a method in which a long main line, to which many smaller baited hooks are attached, is attached to the boat and stretched across the ocean to attract fish. Longlines to catch tuna are placed midwater, stretching up to 20 miles and can soak anywhere from hours to days. Measures such as bright streamer lines (called tori lines) that scare away seabirds, weighted longlines to sink lines faster and deeper, minimized soak times and regulations on mainline length are employed to prevent bycatch, which is defined as the incidental catch of non-target species of fish, sharks, seabirds, turtles and other large mammals. The use of circle hooks is vital to reducing bycatch, as circle hooks have a smaller opening and reduce the likelihood of any marine mammals being caught or ingesting hooks.

Cento tuna is caught without the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), floating objects that are strategically placed in the ocean to attract large groups of adult predatory fish. Because many types of fish and marine species can be attracted by FADs, FADs can often cause the catch of unwanted species and pose a danger to mammals and sea turtles that may become entangled.

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PAC Traceability

PAC, or Product Attribute Certification, was created to verify the traceability and sustainability standards and practices by consumer food companies. Consumers seek more information than ever about where their food came from and how it was produced. Tracing a specific attribute of a product to the precise location is the exact type of information PAC provides. Our mission is to certify the geographical connection of attributes to products. Traceability that connect the consumer to each stage of the supply chain provides transparency while promoting consumer confidence and loyalty.

Pac Traceability


Trace Register

Trace Register allows us to electronically connect specific lot data with product available to consumer, certifying our traceability standards and ensuring they have been properly met. Through Trace Register and Back to my Boat, consumers can trace their cans of Cento Tuna back to the boat where their tuna was caught.

Trace Register