SFP recommends sourcing skipjack and yellowfin tuna for canning from fisheries in the following order, from lowest to highest risk of adverse ecological effects:
Purse seine unassociated sets (sets made on free-swimming schools of tuna). Purse seine sets on floating objects, including anchored fish aggregating devices (aFADs), artificial drifting fish aggregating devices (dFADs), and natural objects.
SFP further recommends:
- Preferentially sourcing skipjack and yellowfin tuna from regions where stocks affected by purse seine fishing mortality are not overfished and where overfishing is not occurring
- Actively avoiding purchasing IUU-caught product and implementing a formal program for periodic random audits
- Preferentially sourcing from fisheries where the product can be traced to the vessel