Gomes da Costa sources mainly skipjack and some yellowfin tuna from the Brazilian pole and line fishery. The fishermen use a fishing rod (bamboo) and live baits (sardines) which are however not put on the hook but simply thrown in the water, as the boats use water showers simulating fish movement. The tuna, attracted and tricked by the movement, bite the hook and get immediately lifted onboard and frozen. The fishing method causes negligible bycatch, mainly dourado (Coryphaena hippurus) and bonito (Auxys thazard), and for this Gomes da Costa has also been certified Dolphin-Safe by the Earth Island Institute.
For more information:
Mr Alberto Encinas (CEO – Gomes da Costa) firstname.lastname@example.org