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We are bluefin tuna artisans
We offer the highest quality Bluefin Tuna to the most demanding consumers. 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
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.
JC MACKINTOSH, THE FIRST BLUEFIN TUNA FRISHERY IN SPAIN TO OBTAIN THE MSC SUSTAINABLE FISHING CERTIFICATE
PIONERS AND INNOVATORS
We catch wild bluefin tuna year-round, serving it fresh in the national and international market.
We are importers of this Japanese fishing equipment, first to use it in Spain, and possibly also in Europe.
This Japanese slaughtering technique is a quality reference, and not everyone applies it properly. It is a technique that requires precise and laborious execution.
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.
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.
We have created a computerized online auction system through which the tuna is sold by auction as soon as it has been caught.
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.
We are also pioneers in applying capture techniques consistent with animal welfare that avoids unnecessarily suffering.
We clearly identify the restaurants that offer authentic JC Mackintosh Bluefin Tuna.
We sell the only low combustion naturally smoked wild-caught bluefin tuna on the market.
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.
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.
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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