Wild Planet Wild Pacific Mackerel cans, one open, one closed, on a cutting board with fresh ingredients

Seafood:
From Catch to Can

All canned seafood products are not the same. Discover why you’ll find more flavor and nutrition in Wild Planet canned seafood than in other brands. Since our fish are treated with respect, selectively harvested, and thoughtfully processed - you’ll experience the high-quality difference upon opening every can.

  • We partner with small-scale fishermen using 100% sustainable fishing methods
  • The fish are mindfully & respectfully handled to minimize harvest trauma
  • Dockside affiliates assess the fish to ensure Wild Planet’s rigorous quality standards through composition and temperature verification
  • Our seafood is minimally processed to ensure incomparable flavor and retention of essential nutrients.
  • Our partnership with Trace Register means we can track your fish from catch to can to your local store.
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Once-Cooked vs. Twice-Cooked Processing Methods

Hand-cut tuna steaks are packed into cans and cooked just once in their own juices, capturing all of the natural flavor and nutritious EPA and DHA Omega-3s.

Wild Planet Once-Cooked Processing
  • Catch to Can Icon, Fish on Line

    Wild tuna is 100% sustainably pole & line caught.

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    Catch to Can Icon, Fish Catch to Can Icon, Snowflake

    The tuna is immediately frozen aboard the boat, and then transferred to our processing facility.

  • Catch to Can Icon, Knife

    Tuna loins are cleaned, trimmed and hand-packed into cans or pouches with a touch of sea salt.

    2

    Cooked Only 1X

    Tuna is cooked just once in its own packaging, capturing all the natural flavor, juices and nutritious Omega-3 oils.

  • Catch to Can Icon, Truck

    The shelf stable packages are labeled and transported to market.

    3

    Yields 100%

    When opened, the natural juices are mixed back into the tuna. 100% of contents are usable.

Other Brands Twice-Cooked Processing
  • Catch to Can Icon, Net

    Wild tuna is caught by mostly unsustainable methods.

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    Catch to Can Icon, Fish

    Cooked 1X

    The tuna is frozen aboard the boat and transferred to a processing facility where it is fully cooked on oven racks, losing many nutrients.

  • Catch to Can Icon , Spray

    Cooked whole fish are cooled and sprayed with fresh water mist before being machine packed.

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    Cooked 2X

    Up to 35% additional liquid must be added to cooked tuna. Packages are sealed and then cooked a second time to be shelf stable.

  • Catch to Can Icon, Truck

    The shelf stable packages are labeled and transported to market.

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    An Open Lid Tuna Can with a slight spill

    Yields 70% Approximately

    When opened, the added liquids are poured off and only 65-70% of the original weight is usable.

The Craft

We hand-cut and hand-pack our products with the utmost care and consideration to maintain the purity and pristine nature of our superfoods. Our simple, pure ingredients are so delicious you can eat Wild Planet products straight from the can.

Wild Planet Wild Pink Salmon packages, one open and one unopened, on a cutting board with fresh ingredients
Wild Planet Wild Pink Salmon packages, one open and one unopened, on a cutting board with fresh ingredients

Sustainable Packaging

Our canned seafood products are packed in aluminum cans which are more easily recycled than other canned seafood options. Most aluminum cans are recycled back into circulation in 60 days.* Also, Wild Planet’s products are packed in cans that do not have the intentional addition of BPA.

What Does it Take to Make a Can of Salmon

One of the best, and surely the most convenient, ways to enjoy wild salmon is to simply open a can. We visited our salmon cannery partners in Bristol Bay, Alaska and gained a newfound appreciation of what is required to bring us this amazing food.