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Bell Buoy of Seaside
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The line caught albacore delivered to Bell Buoy are cleaned, filleted, and hand packed in our Seaside, Oregon store. Each can is topped in our Canco seamer designed in 1927 and manufactured shortly thereafter. The seamer adds the lid and is still humming along, canning 40 cans per minute! The cans are then cooked in our retort machine for 90 minutes to finish the canning process.
Bell Buoy is one of the last remaining canneries on the Oregon Coast; we process and can all of our tuna in-house in Seaside, Oregon. Low-sodium and no-salt tuna options are available.
Center Loin Cut
Have you ever opened a can of grocery store tuna and compared it to a can of Bell Buoy tuna? We use a center cut tuna loin in our canned tuna. Most grocery store brands are flakey and often floating in water or oil.
We do not use water, oil, or any other fillers in our tuna. In a can of premium Bell Buoy tuna, you just get TUNA!
It's a difference you can literally see when you open a can, and a difference you can definitely taste!
All albacore tuna delivered to Bell Buoy is caught off the coasts of Oregon and Washington by local fishermen. The tuna is delivered directly to Bell Buoy by the boat captains. We know each family that fishes the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean for us and this personal connection takes "local" food to a new level.
All tuna canned by Bell Buoy is certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Much of the tuna you find on grocery store shelves comes from the South Pacific.
Low Mercury Tuna
The albacore tuna locally caught and canned at Bell Buoy are young fish between 10 - 30 pounds, which means they don't have high quantities of mercury found in larger and older tuna. Mercury tends to increase in large predatory fish as the fish ages and grows. The Oregon Albacore Commission has numerous resources detailing the health benefits of albacore tuna.
"I have been buying here for 30+ years, always fresh seafood. Their canned tuna makes all commercial US products taste and look like cat food. Smoked fish is great, too."
Dean R. - Google Review