A different uniform from our usual wetsuits, we have been priviledged to see the inside of a tuna processing plant. Behind us are tuna loins weighed for export
We visited another plant,Chen Woo Fishery also in Bitung, for more of the same subject. Chen Woo supplies tuna to ANOVA – a Dutch company based in Bali and a WWF donor and partner in the tuna trade trying to lessen turtle by-catch in tuna fisheries. ANOVA through the help of WWF is introducing the use of circle hooks to longline fishermen (a mammoth task) thereby assuring environmentally friendly seafood products to a discerning market in the US and Japan.