MOST POPULAR FAQS
Where can I purchase Natural Sea products?
You found the right place! Our shop page has a complete listing of everything we are carry online.
To find a store near you, use the Store Locator by clicking the ‘Find a Store’ tab and enter your postal zip code to see stores near you that carry Natural Sea. If we are not in your favorite store, let us know which store so we can call them for you!
Is your seafood wild or farm raised?
All of Natural Sea's products are caught in the wild!
Are your Tuna's Dolphin Safe?
Yes! We are approved by the Earth Island International Monitoring Program as a Dolphin-Safe Distributor. Check them out at http://www.earthisland.org/dolphinSafeTuna/DolphinSafeImportRetail.php for more information!
Are your products sustainable caught?
Our albacore and yellowfin tunas are caught using the most sustainably way to catch them – Pole & Line.
Our Tongol are school caught on small, local fishing boats using as FAD-Free (fish aggregating device free) purse seine gear.
Where are your fish caught?
Wild Albacore Tuna: Pacific (FAO: 61) - Japan
Wild Yellowfin Tuna: Pacific, Western Central (FAO: 71) - Thailand
Wild Tongol Tuna: Pacific, Western Central (FAO: 71) - Thailand
Wild Pink Salmon: Pacific, Northeast (FAO: 67) - Alaska, USA
Wild Sockeye Salmon: Pacific, Northeast (FAO: 67) - Alaska, USA
Wild Chopped Clams: Atlantic (FAO: 61) - USA
Wild Cod Fish Sticks and Fillets: Pacific, Northeast (FAO: 67) - Alaska, USA
Wild Pollock Fish Strips, Fillets, and Nuggets: Pacific, Northeast (FAO: 67) - Alaska, USA
Which of your Tuna’s are Pole & Line Caught?
Currently all of our Albacore Tuna products are Pole & Line Caught.
What are your pouches made out of?
Our pouches are made from polypropylene (food grade plastic) and are coated with a very thin layer of aluminum to create a shelf stable product.
What is the shelf life of your products?
Our cans have a 3 year best by date from the date the product is packed. Our pouches have a 2 year best by date from the date the tuna is packed.
Why does it look like glass in my canned seafood?
This is completely normal in canned seafood. These are struvite crystals and are formed by the natural, normal constituents of seafood after it is sterilized in the can. The crystals are no harder than ordinary table salt and can be easily scratched and crushed to a powder with the thumbnail. They will dissolve in a few minutes in warm vinegar, as they do in stomach acid.
Why are there bones and skin in my can of salmon?
This is a traditional packing process for canned salmon. The amount of bones and skin in canned salmon varies depending on the size of the fish. The sterilization process softens them enough that they can be easily mashed and blended with the salmon. Give them a try! The skin and bones supply important nutrients such as calcium.
Are your products certified Kosher?
With the exception of our canned shellfish and frozen SKU’s, all of our products are manufactured under the supervision of the Orthodox Union. You will find the OU symbol on all of our product labels.
What does Pole & Line caught mean and why should I matter?
Pole & Line is a catch method for fish that simply means they are individually caught by one person through one line. It’s an important catch method because it limits the amount of fish taken out at a time, reduces bycatch of unwanted species, uses less energy than larger scale catch methods and supports local communities.
Health + Nutrition
Are your products certified Kosher?
All of our products are manufactured under the supervision of the Orthodox Union. They are certified Kosher by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregation of America. You will find the OU symbol on all of our product labels.
What are Omega-3s?
EPA and DHA Omega-3s are a family of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are essential nutrients for health and development, like certain vitamins and minerals. Since humans cannot produce them on their own, omega-3s are consumed through seafood and supplements. The best sources of Omega-3s are from cold, salt water fish such as sardines, anchovies, tuna, salmon, and herring.
Are any of your products Gluten Free?
Any time a Natural Sea product is considered "Gluten Free" such information will be printed directly on the product's label. Though wheat/gluten may not be a direct ingredient used in the product (unless otherwise stated in the ingredient list), gluten testing is not performed on finished products.
Are any of your products Paleo?
Yes! Our canned tuna, salmon, clams, and frozen salmon filets fit into the paleo diet.
I’m concerned about Mercury. Do you test for mercury?
Yes! We routinely test our seafood to ensure our products are well below the FDA limit of 1.00 ppm.
Does your tuna or salmon contain soy?
No. All of our canned and pouch tuna and salmon are soy free and Non-GMO Project Verified. Soy is common in many conventional brands but can easily be overlooked on the label. We choose not to add soy (a common ingredient in vegetable broths and canned seafood fillers) to enhance the flavor of the product. We enjoy tuna as it is intended to be tasted – with pure spring water and a hint of sea salt only.