The Cats Fish branded items harvest small tuna near the surface of the ocean using the sustainable and time-‐tested “Pole & Line” method. Younger, smaller, surface feeding tuna are naturally low in mercury.
From an overall nutritional standpoint, tuna is more diverse in its nutrient content than many people would suspect. It is an excellent source of vitamin B3 (niacin), and a very good source of other B vitamins including B1 (thiamin) and B6 (pyridoxine). Tuna is also a good source of the minerals phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Because of its muscle content, tuna is an excellent source of protein, providing two thirds of the Daily Value (DV) in one 4-‐ounce serving. Tuna is also a valuable source of the omega-‐3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, as well as the antioxidant mineral selenium.
The FDA’s has established a safe mercury level in tuna at or below 1.0 (one) part per million (ppm). The international standard is even more rigorous at 0.5 (one-‐half) ppm.
Our The Cats Fish Pole & Line Caught Tuna is tested by an independent lab multiple times annually and is found to contain 0.27 -‐ 0.37 ppm of mercury.
The American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) tests albacore catches multiple times annually and has an average mercury content of 0.27 -‐ 0.37 parts per million in AAFA albacore tuna.