Western Fishboat Owners Association



For Consumers

Wild Pacific Albacore

Did you know that Wild Pacific Albacore is sustainably caught off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington? It’s even certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and is considered a “BEST CHOICE” according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program list. Plus, it’s high in Omega-3s and has a deliciously mild flavor with a firm texture. You can commonly find it in loins, steaks, and smaller medallions between July and October, and fresh-frozen or canned options are available year-round. Give Wild Pacific Albacore a try and support sustainable fishing practices!

Learn more at www.PacificAlbacore.com

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Sustaining Our Fisheries

The US West Coast fishing fleet has always been strong in the face of challenges, and we are proud of our resilience. While we face issues such as offshore wind developments and potential harvest control rules, we know that these obstacles can be overcome with dedication and perseverance. We remain committed to upholding methods and standards that prioritize healthy oceans and communities. We urge you, as a consumer, to join us in this effort. Your support not only helps sustain our industry but also makes a vital contribution to protecting our environment. Together, we can make a positive difference and ensure that our West Coast fishing fleet continues to thrive for generations to come.

By advocating for and supporting sustainable fishing practices, we can send a powerful message to larger corporations and industries that profit-driven decisions must be balanced by a deep concern for the impact on our environment. We owe it to future generations to do everything we can to protect our local fisheries and guarantee access to fresh, healthy, and sustainable seafood for years to come. 

It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.

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The WFOA believes in sustainable fisheries and thriving coastal communities. You can donate to our cause or join us as a member. We’d love to have you!

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MSC Certification

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