Pacific Northwest Albacore from same day trips out of Ilwaco, WA

Who We Are

Tre-Fin Foods is a small commercial fishing operation out of Ilwaco, WA. We have been built from the ground up to provide tuna from catch to delivery. We focus on responsible production and timely distribution of same day caught albacore tuna that we call Day Boat Tuna. It all starts with our boat F/V Oppor-tuna-ty and a co-op of similar day boats out of Ilwaco.

What is Day Boat Tuna

Day Boat Tuna is albacore tuna caught and brought back to port by local fishermen within a 24-hour period allowing the consumer to know where the fish came from and how it was handled. This method of fishing requires unique boat capabilities and higher operating costs but provides the freshest and highest quality albacore available.

How we fish

Fish are sustainably caught using rod and line techniques, acknowledged as a ‘Best Choice’ fishery by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. Each fish is expeditiously fought, individually netted, and quickly bled before being chilled in a saltwater ice slurry for immediate temperature reductions. Fish are then carefully packed in salted ice where they remain until the boat returns at the end of the day. When the boat reaches port fish are immediately brought to our HACCP facility, where they are processed by Tre-Fin and repacked for delivery.

The Product We Provide

We currently offer fresh frozen vacuum packed loin (available year-round), whole albacore never frozen provided during our season (July thru October), and custom fresh processed products based on larger volume orders. All fish products are available through distribution to the Portland metro and outlying areas.

Benefits of doing business with us

By allowing Tre-Fin Foods to be your source of albacore tuna you are assured the fish was caught and brought back to port for processing in the same day, processed by Tre-Fin (allowing traceability from the boat it was caught on to the person who processed it). We provided the shortest timeline from catch to plate available.

Tre-Fin Foods is a reliable partner committed to providing;
1) fish produced and delivered in a responsible way
2) fish with the highest quality available and great nutritional value
3) a Pacific Northwest food source that is sustainable and abundant

Our Mission

We recognize that consumers are concerned with where their fish come from, how they are caught and handled, and the freshness of the product. Our goal is to change the way consumers are provided their seafood, thus building their trust in knowing what they are buying. We do this by providing higher quality product than is currently available on the market, and doing it in a way that is sustainable to our local fisheries. We aim to provide a transparent path to market, allowing the consumer to be knowledgeable of their foods’ origin and quality.
We enjoy what we do! We are grateful for the bounty and look forward to sharing the experiences with those willing to participate. We don’t just provide a commodity, we do something that matters, something lasting, and something that enhances lives.
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