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First MSC certified canned tuna in South Africa

A staple in many South African homes, you can now purchase canned tuna that bears the mark of sustainability, the blue MSC label.

The first ever MSC certified sustainable tuna is now available to South African consumers as Woolworths launches their latest canned tuna range.

The tuna is exclusively sourced from the Maldives Pole and Line Fishery. Certified in 2012, and recertified in 2016, the Maldives fishery meets the MSC standard’s rigorous third party assessment addressing three core principles of sustainable stock; minimising environmental impacts and effective management.

Situated in the western Indian ocean, after tourism, tuna is the Maldives’ major source of income and its primary export.