Safe Catch Albacore Tuna: Sustainable, Safe, Delicious

tuna saladYou’ve probably heard about the issues with tuna and mercury. If you love Albacore tuna, Safe Catch Wild Albacore Tuna may be just the tuna for you. SafeCatch’s tuna is sustainably line and pole caught and they test every fish for mercury levels. Their mercury limit is 70% stricter than the FDA mercury limit. And, their tuna, which is packed in BPA-free cans without additives, contains more Omega 3 and nutrients than other brands because they don’t pre-cook the fish.

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Safe Catch tests every sustainably caught fish for mercury levels.

SafeCatch is the only provider that tests every tuna they catch. Their tuna must have less than 0.3 parts per million of mercury, much less than other fishers or what the FDA has deemed as safe. That’s 3x stricter than FDA limits (in Safe Catch’s Elite brand, it’s 10x stricter). They offer the lowest mercury level of any tuna brand.

The 5-ounce, BPA-free Safe Catch cans feature a convenient pop top can that doesn’t require a can opener. The company boasts Dolphin Safe and Turtle Safe certifications too.

The bottom line is how does Safe Catch Wild Albacore Tuna taste? In a word: terrific. Unlike most flaked brands that contain water or oil, Safe Catch is packed with only tuna and salt, so there’s no need to drain the can. This solid pack tuna has a clean, briny tuna flavor. It’s a great source of protein with a 2 oz. serving size supplying a whopping 15 grams of protein with no sugars with only 70 calories and only 15 calories from fat.

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Safe Catch, packed only with tuna and salt, is chunky and not watery.

I topped a salad made of red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and avocadoes with a half can of Safe Catch Wild Albacore Tuna. The tuna proved chunky, more like chicken than canned tuna. It was delightfully briny and delicious.

Safe Catch costs more than conventional tuna, but you’re not buying all that liquid and mercury. You can buy Safe Catch Wild Albacore Tuna direct from the company, at better grocery stores, or from Amazon.– Bobbie Hasselbring, Editor,




Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at