ALDI takes corporate responsibility seriously and is committed to offering a range of sustainable seafood choices to our customers. We have traced our entire canned tuna range from where it was caught, through our supply chain and into our stores. Each canned tuna product has the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) catchment area printed on its lid, enabling you to trace where your tuna was caught.
Why Trace your Tuna?
The tuna tracing initiative is part of ALDI's ongoing efforts to maintain transparency on the source and high quality of our products.
ALDI's strict supply guidelines, combined with innovative labelling, ensure that all our canned tuna is now fully traceable to the area it was caught, giving consumers more choice and confidence in their purchasing decisions.
Every shipment is certified by the ship's captain, providing peace of mind that it has been caught under strict governance. As a customer, you can rest assured that we are using all information available to ensure we are sourcing from areas with sustainable fish stocks.
By the end of 2016, our entire canned tuna range will be sourced using a combination of the available sustainable options including Pole & Line caught and FAD Free (Fish Aggregating Devices) methods.
Yellowfin tuna is currently a part of our product range. All of our Yellowfin tuna range is sourced from catch in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) where the current biomass exceeds the biomass MSY (Maximum Sustainable Yield).
How to Trace Your Tuna
Look on the lid of your OceanRise or Portview can for the printed FAO Area Number - this is a location code to find out exactly which fishing area the Tuna can was sourced from.
Visit the FAO site to select your Area Number by clicking on the map below*.