MSC Certificate
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Wild-Caught Bluefin tuna from Tarifa

A high quality sustainable product

Notice: from mid-May to mid-June, approximately, tuna enters its reproductive cycle. They are sated and they don´t search for food. We fish with hooks and our volume of catches drops dramatically during this cycle. For this reason, until further notice, online sales are closed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you very much for your patience.

Delivery time smoked: 24/48 hours. Fresh delivery time: orders placed before Wednesday at 12h are delivered on Friday.  We only ship to mainland Spain.

BUY BLUEFIN TUNA

On our website you can buy top quality bluefin tuna fished on demand and with MSC´s sustainable fishing seal of approval.
All our products are hand cutted by master craftsmen of ronqueo, which is the art of cutting fish using the traditional non-mechanical way.

LIVE VIEWING OF "RONQUEO"

Ronqueo

Where: C/ Batalla del Salado, 39. Tarifa Includes a purchase discount for products at our boutique store.

We are bluefin
tuna
artisans

We offer the highest quality Bluefin Tuna to the most demanding consumers worldwide. We have developed our own fishing technique known as the 5 Mackintosh Steps, consisting of a stress-free catch for the tuna, Ike Jime sacrifice, total bleeding, evisceration and controlled chilling. All of this is done on board, by hand and one at a time immediately after capture. The objective is to treat the product with the utmost respect and to achieve the best possible quality. 

The 5 Mackintosh steps

They avoid the suffering of bluefin tuna.
They must be executed by hand at the moment of capture.
Thus they enhance all its texture and flavor.

SUFFERING
FREE FISHING

IKE JIME
SACRIFICE

FULLY
BLED

EVISCERATED

CONTROLLED
COOLING

JC Mackintosh

Meet the crew, the trajectory and the values with which we uphold the best quality standards.

All about bluefin tuna

Discover the world of bluefin tuna by visiting our blog where you will find topics such as various recipes for cooking bluefin tuna, tuna fishing techniques, tuna curiosities, events, news and much more.

PROTON FREEZING TECHNOLOGY, IT CHANGES EVERYTHING

PROTON FREEZING TECHNOLOGY, IT CHANGES EVERYTHING

Occasionally, some of our clients ask us about the best way to freeze the bluefin tuna that they buy from us. read more
JC MACKINTOSH, THE FIRST BLUEFIN TUNA FRISHERY IN SPAIN TO OBTAIN THE MSC SUSTAINABLE FISHING CERTIFICATE

JC MACKINTOSH, THE FIRST BLUEFIN TUNA FRISHERY IN SPAIN TO OBTAIN THE MSC SUSTAINABLE FISHING CERTIFICATE

JC Mackintosh leads the bluefin tuna market in Spain with the world-renowned MSC sustainable fishing certificate. read more
WHERE TO EAT BLUEFIN TUNA JC MACKINTOSH IN TARIFA

WHERE TO EAT BLUEFIN TUNA JC MACKINTOSH IN TARIFA

Every now and then, we are asked about restaurants in Tarifa where to eat JC Mackintosh bluefin tuna. In this post we list our recomendations. read more

PIONERS AND INNOVATORS

2016 -

Fresh Throughout the Year

We fish wild bluefin tuna all year-round, serving it fresh in the national and international market.
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2016 -

GreenStick

We are importers of this Japanese fishing equipment, first ones to use it in Spain, and possibly also in Europe.
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2016 -

Ikejime

This Japanese slaughtering technique is a quality reference, and not everyone applies it properly. It is a technique that requires precise and laborious execution.
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2017 -

Restaurant Signs

We clearly identify the restaurants that offer authentic JC Mackintosh Bluefin Tuna.
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2021 -

Naturally Smoked

We sell the only low combustion naturally smoked wild-caught bluefin tuna on the market.
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2022 -

MSC Sustanible Fishing Certificate

We have started the full evaluation process under the MSC sustainable fishing standard to certify our bluefin tuna catches. The MSC label certifies sustainable and well-managed fisheries. If the evaluation is completed successfully, we will be the third bluefin tuna fishery in the world to hold it, the first one in Spain, and the first fishery of any marine species in Andalusia with this prestigious certificate.
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- 2016

Fishing on demand

We are environmentally committed; thus, we are pioneers in wild-caught bluefin tuna on demand. We catch only what we have previously sold, avoiding the harmful consequences of overfishing.
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- 2017

Tuna Stunner

We are also pioneers in applying capture techniques consistent with animal welfare that avoids unnecessarily suffering.
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- 2017

The 5 Mackintosh Steps

A protocol that guarantees the highest quality that can be obtained from a bluefin tuna.
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- 2019

Fishing tourism

We are the first fishery with “Pesca Turismo” licence in Andalusia. Under this licence we can embark passengers with us to show them how we fish bluefin tuna.
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- 2021

On-board traceability

We are so committed to the legality of bluefin tuna fishing that we do not wait to arrive at the port to trace it, we begin to trace it on board as soon as the catch is made.
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- 2023

Online Auction

We have created a computerized online auction system through which the tuna is sold by auction as soon as it has been caught.
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Certifications and Awards JC Mackintosh Bluefin Tuna

An excellent product speaks for itself. Here are all the certifications and awards that recognize our Bluefin Tuna.

2019

2021

2022

2022

MSC Certificate

FAQs about buying from Atún Rojo

How is JC Mackintosh Bluefin Tuna different from others?

​· We fish wild bluefin tuna on demand, in an artisanal way and with fishing line and hook by hand.

· It has the MSC Sustainable Fishing certification (JC Mackintosh is the first bluefin tuna fishery in Spain to have it, and the third in the world).

· We sell it fresh throughout the year.

· It is 100% natural, conservatives and colouring free.

What does fish on demand mean?

We fish only what we have previously sold, thus avoiding the serious consequences of overfishing. Before going fishing we know the amount of tuna that we have to bring back in that working day. Contrary to traditional fishing, where everything that can be brought is caught, regardless of whether it is going to be sold or not and at what price. We have a fixed price, we do not go through an auction or work with intermediaries..

Will I receive my order in optimal conditions for consumption?

Our shipments are made by SEUR FRÍO, maintaining the cold chain at all times. As their website says "SEUR FRÍO is a solution designed to transport your fresh products at a controlled temperature, between 2°C and 8°C. Our commitment to Internet of Things IOT technology allows us to offer you an improved SEUR cold service and renewed, which performs real-time traceability of the cold chain from the moment of collection to delivery. This is how we guarantee the highest quality of your fresh products."

What is low-combustion smoked?

In addition to fresh bluefin tuna, we also sell bluefin tuna natural smoked with oak, beech and low-combustion Rioja Alavesa barrels, conservatives and colouring free. Low combustion is flameless smoking. The wood is heated just before the flame sparks, thus preventing the product from burning and acquiring a charred aroma.

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