St. Jude Fishing Vessel
The St. Jude, a 95-foot troller based in Seattle, Wash., fishes 12 months a year, following Albacore tuna from the North Pacific in summer to the South Pacific in fall.
Albacore are individually caught on hooks and lures dragged behind the boat.
Each fish is landed and handled individually on a cushioned platform to prevent bruising, and its time on deck is controlled.
Each fish is rinsed, processed and put into the on-board blast freeze in the shortest possible time. Our freezers are oversized and each day's catch is limited so that rapid freezing is ensured.
The Fishing Vessel St. Jude. Photo by Clare Barboza