Central American Seafood Supplier
Our mission is to provide fish sourced from artisanal fishermen. We ensure it is sustainably caught and processed with the highest quality standards. We have fishing and processing operations in Guatemala, Honduras and soon El Salvador.
Our vision is to become the largest seafood player in Central America, known for our quality fish, social impact and sustainable practices.
A STORY OF LOCAL EMPOWERNMENT & ECOLOGICAL SUTAINABILITY
In TUNART we are empowering artisanal fishermen in the coastal communities of Central America to supply for the first time Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Snapper to local and international markets.
Before we began operations, these communities were relying on endangered shark as their main source of income. With Tunart, they are now earning four times more income, focusing on healthy tuna, mahi and snapper populations.
Due to our geographical location, Tunart has a logistical advantage to deliver high quality fish faster, guaranteeing a fresher and tastier product.
Sustainability is Key
In Tunart our mission is to work directly with independent artisanal fleets, to create a sustainable and fair industry that benefits the coastal communities that are in most need.
In Central American waters, tuna move alongside dolphins.
We work with many fishermen and their small artisanal boats to find dolphin pods migrating with big tunas, Our fishermen throw hand lines with hooks at the pod, directly targeting tuna, one at a time. This fishing approach is sustainable and has no by-catch.
Always Fresh, Always Local
Our proximity to American markets, combined with a well-managed supply chain, makes us a preferred supplier of tuna, mahi and snapper to Wholesalers, and food service companies that demand the best quality for their most discriminating customers.
What makes our fish so special?
Our rich ecosystem is cared for and fished by artisanal fishermen using handlines to prevent overfishing.
In the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Guatemala & El Salvador, a tectonic fracture creates a rich ecosystem of marine species and acts as a natural year-round pathway for migrating tuna and mahi, a relatively short distance from our shore. In the Atlantic Ocean, we have access to pristine caribbean waters rich with snapper, grouper and a wide variety of fish.
We are passionate about preserving this marine environment through responsible and sustainable fishing practices that are designed to catch only tuna and mahi at a mature stage in their natural growth cycle.
Excellence is in our DNA
When fishing and proccessing, we pay close attention to details that make a big difference in the quality of our fish.
HACCP PROCESSING PLANTS
High Quality Proccessing using HACCP methodology to ensure our products comply with national and international food requirements.
Our main export market is USA so we follow FDA guidelines.
We have over 70 employees that dilligently work to provide you the best product and service possible.
FAST BOATS TO ENSURE FRESHNESS
Artisanal fishing vessels are small and fast, to ensure short trips and the highest quality of fish.
From catch to delivery, we control and monitor the inner body temperature of our fish to always remain within the most exacting industry guidelines and standards.
More than 500+ fishermen work in our supply chain to ensure availability of fresh or frozen fish all year long.