Tri Marine Raw Material - Albacore
Tri Marine is a major supplier of albacore, especially from Taiwanese longliners operating in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
The U.S. is the largest market in the world for albacore tuna. Much of the albacore for the US market is supplied by Tri Marine from Taiwanese longliners which unload to processing plants in American Samoa.
Albacore caught by longliners operating in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans is either transshipped to Tri Marine's reefer carriers or into refrigerated containers for delivery to these plants in American Samoa and elsewhere around the world.
Transshipment of Longline Albacore
Longliners operate for extended periods at sea. It is not unusual for fishing trips to last six months, or longer. Tri Marine serves the longliners by using reefer carriers to bring fuel, bait and provisions to the boats for transfer at high seas.
During the high seas rendezvous, the longliner is able to unload its catch of albacore to the carrier. This allows the boats to stay on the fishing grounds and avoid costly and time-consuming port calls.Tri Marine serves the longliners by using reefer carriers to bring fuel, bait and provisions to the boats for transfer at high seas.
Troll Caught Albacore
Tri Marine sources troll caught albacore aka pole and line or jig boat albacore, from South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, and the U.S. West Coast. Tri Marine's plant in San Pedro is a buying station for albacore from the US bait and jig boat fleets.
Troll caught albacore tends to be smaller than longline caught albacore. It has higher oil content and is therefore tastier than longline caught albacore. It is especially valued by consumers of tuna in Spain, the largest market for troll caught albacore.
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