Boston Sword & Tuna
When our boats are not chasing sword, they’re longlining for bigeye and yellowfin tuna. Although these stocks are not nearly as large as tuna stocks in the Pacific, they are considered to be managed sustainably. In fact, the Seafood Watch program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium gives a “Good Alternative” rating to the wholesale fisheries for U.S. Atlantic longline bigeye and yellowfin tuna. As is the case with the swordfish fishery, our boats have to comply with a variety of management measures including the required use of circle hooks, area closures, VMS monitoring and observer coverage.
Seafood in this category is abundant, well-managed and caught or farmed in environmentally friendly ways.
These items are a good option, but there are small concerns with how they're caught or farmed - or with the health of their habitat due to other human impacts.
Take a pass on these items for now. They are caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.