As a member of the Bumble Bee Bee Squad I was really happy to learn that my favorite food is NOT over fished as some would have us think.
I was on a conference call the other day where we learned that certain tuna is over fished but not the Albacore tuna that Bumble Bee uses in their products. I also learned that Bumble Bee is dedicated to sustainability and there is an entire section of their website that shows how important conservation and responsible fishing is to Bumble Bee.
Sustainability for Science and not just to Feel Good
"Science is at the core of our approach to fisheries management and independent, science-based assessments of stocks are a key component in ensuring the sourcing of sustainable seafood"
So while it's nice to hear that a company like Bumble Bee cares about the planet and it's resources, it's even better to know they use a scientific approach and have joined with other scientists, tuna processors and WWF as a member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation.
So where does Bumble Bee get their tuna?
A fishery is literally a coordinate on a map. It's an area that has been evaluated for it's stock and the impact fishing there will have on the surrounding eco-system. Bumble Bee practices conservation and management and you can see fisheries assessment reports online so you know where the tuna, salmon, sardines and clams you are eating come from.
Try this Bumble Bee Product
These Bumble Bee Tuna Salad Kits have proven to be the perfect travel companion, pool snack, and Disney recharge. Amazon has them right now so you can stock up.
Disclosure: As a member of the Bee Squad Bumble Bee is my official sponsor to attend the BlogHer 11 conference. I have received a box of product for my family to use as we explore the Bumble Bee line of products and document the experience here. I may at some point offer a giveaway and that product will be supplied at not cost to me.