We are an artisan Bluefin Tuna company based in Tarifa, with a sustainable business model providing top-quality Bluefin Tuna to the most demanding consumers. We have developed our own fishing technique known as The 5 Mackintosh Steps: stress-free capture, Ike Jime slaughtering, complete draining of blood, gutting and controlled cooling. It is performed on the fish one by one, on board and immediately after their capture. The goal is to handle the product with the utmost respect and to ensure the highest possible quality. This, combined with sophisticated logistics and the most advanced transport and traceability systems, enables us to serve the product fresh, within 24 hours and in optimal conditions for consumption across Spain, and within 48 hours for international orders.



daniel patrón atunrojo


  • Captain
  • Fishing Bluefin Tuna since 2016
  • "My passion, the Sea; my sport, Fishing; my favorite dish, bluefin tuna; and my place ... Tarifa"
daniel patrón atunrojo


  • Sailor
  • Fishing Bluefin Tuna since 1986
  • "Our Clients are delighted after tasting JC Mackintosh´s Bluefin Tuna. Thank you!"


  • "Ronqueador" Master
  • Fishing Bluefin Tuna since 1985
  • "We go out fishing with great enthusiasm, we return with an authentic treasure on board."
daniel patrón atunrojo


  • "Ike Jime" Master
  • "Bluefin Tuna fishing is an art that we perform and treat as such. Bluefin Tuna is a delicacy offered by the Sea."

We are a company formed by a group of professionals with more than 20 years of experience in the sector, specializing in the fishing of Mediterranean bluefin tuna. We are located in the Strait of Gibraltar, in Tarifa (Cádiz), at the southernmost point of continental Europe, the place of passage of the great migrations of many species. It witnesses the passage of bluefin tuna that migrates to the Mediterranean Sea to spawn. This area is especially rich in fishing and tradition of this species, today finally so valued and deservedly recognized. We handle the entire production process: from fishing, transport, cutting, cleaning, packaging and distribution. We specialize in Bluefin Tuna exclusively from the Strait of Gibraltar and Atlantic Ocean, an area that has the best qualities for bluefin tuna. We work very hard to have an excellent relationship with each of our customers, offering the best quality to the palate of their guests.

JC Mackintosh
The Tuna from the other side of the wind


After each day of fishing and as soon as we reach the port, the first thing we do is unload the tuna in the fish market, where they are measured, weighed and assigned a traceability code. Once this procedure has been completed, we bring you to our 150 m² facilities, perfectly equipped and equipped in the same port of Tarifa, 200 meters from the fish market. Our facilities consist of a 20 m² cold room with slush pools where we put the tunas for at least 12 hours, to cool them to the optimum temperature of 2° Celsius.

The most extensive area is that of ronqueo and manipulation, where we also prepare them for shipment.

In these facilities our tuna do not spend more than a day or two, we do not accumulate stock or freeze. We only sell fresh tuna.


We have three owned fishing boats equipped with Green Stick®. María Inmaculado, Bárbara and Sandra, and Daserbe.


We do international urgent delivery in 48-72 hours.

All our shipments are carefully prepared so that the fresh tuna arrives in the best conditions direct from the sea to its destination. The entire preparation process for the proper shipment of fresh bluefin tuna is carried out in a conditioned and refrigerated environment. 

We recommend to order 2/3 days in advance, as availibity depends on the weather conditions.

Regarding the quality of the product, if you are not compleately satisfied, all you have to do is call us and we will take care of it without any cost on your part.


1000 a.c - 300 -

Ancient Tradition

Since Phoenician times, followed later by Roman times, the Atlantic area of ​​the Cadiz thing was a key place for bluefin tuna fishing.

2016 -

Barbara and Sandra

We add a third ship to our fleet.

2018 -


We started to investigate the smoking of our bluefin tuna.

2019 -

Ibérica Food Award

Best Product Award at the Ibérica Food fair in London.

2020 -

New facilities in the ship

We transferred the administrative activity to our warehouse in the industrial area of ​​Tarifa.

2022 -

Seafood Excellence Global Award

The largest European seafood trade event, held in April in Barcelona.


JC Mackintosh is born

Inauguration of our facilities in the port of Tarifa.



We travel to Japan to learn from the best.


Gastroactitud Award, Commitment to the Earth

Aimed at supporting the efforts of those who work in favor of good nutrition, from a commitment to sustainability.


Saladero reform

Due to the increase in our quota, we carried out a reform of our facilities in the port of Tarifa.


Superior Taste Award, with Three Golden Stars

Award given by the prestigious International Taste Institute based in Brussels.



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