Pacific Tuna Tahiti is a family business created in 1999. Its main activity is exporting of all kinds of fish caught in French Polynesia. Pacific Tuna Tahiti owns 10 Long Line fishing vessels and works with over 30 other fishing vessels. With a HACCP compliance plan to the European standards (EU health certificate), Pacific Tuna Tahiti is also deeply engaged in the struggle for environmental protection. Since 1999, Pacific Tuna Tahiti has steadily expanded its activities to become one of the best efficient companies in French Polynesia. Over the years, Pacific Tuna Tahiti succeeded in adapting to the demand of a huge worldwide market and exports over 600 tons of fresh and frozen fish from Tahiti every year. Its main markets are the United States, Hawaii, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. For air transport, we are closely working with the local airline, Air Tahiti Nui, customs and Health Department. Transport chain strictly adheres to guidelines for quality, safety and hygiene. Pacific Tuna is the flagship of a quality Tahitian work attesting the professionalism of its staff.
100% WILD CAUGHT
Pacific Tuna Tahiti offers a large variety of fresh products in order to adapt to different requirements of its customers.All fish produced by Pacific Tuna Tahiti are WILD CAUGHT. Since 2018, Pacific Tuna has the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label (MSC-C-56694), ensuring the sustainable, wild and traceable nature of our fisheries. Indeed, all our fish are wild caught on the open seas by longline and exclusively in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of French Polynesia (FAO 77)which is the largest managed marine area in the world.Thus, marine fauna and the diversity of ecosystems and marine environments are preserved
Our average production
65% Albacore / Tombo
8% Big Eye Tuna
8% Yellow Fin Tuna
5% Ono / Wahoo
5% Mahi Mahi
3% Opah / Moonfish
3% Striped / Blue Marlin
FRESH PRODUCTS - H&G
Fresh H&G Fish are packed in aluminum and insulated bags with gel ice. They are then packed in strong carton box specially designed with a capacity of 150 lbs. Everything is done by the company to keep the cold intact between the process done in Tahiti until the final use.
FRESH PRODUCTS - VACUUM PACKED LOINS
Fresh Fish loins are processed in facilities accredited to European norms. The respect of standards of quality, hygiene and safety are the priority for the company to ensure maximum quality of our products. Then the loins are packed in chosen vacuum packaging. These plastic bags are certified to European and American standards. In this way, Pacific Tuna Tahiti preserves the quality of its product with a use-by date extended to 12 days from the date of packaging approved by official agencies in charge. These loins are packed in extremely durable and recyclable packing box with a capacity of 40 lbs. To emphasize the importance of the cold chain, Gel Ice in sufficient quantity is inserted into the cartons, but these loins are also packaged in insulated and food grade aluminum bags to ensure product quality at the destination.
FROZEN ON BOARD PRODUCTS
Fish are processed in loins right after they are caught on board. The loins are wrapped with an approved food plastic film ; then, they are blast frozen in a freezer at a temperature of -40°C (-40°F) in IQF (Individually Quick Frozen). It achieves the temperature at heart in less than 4 hours.Loins are stored in cold storage keeped at a temperature of -25°C.Fishing freezer vessels working in collaboration with Pacific Tuna Tahiti are all accredited to European norms.
Can you introduce yourself in a few words? My name is NATUA Roland, I am the captain of Vin Vini X. I am 50 years old and I am from Tikehau. I came to Tahiti for my high school studies. I joined Pacific Tuna (Vini Vini) in 1998, until 2007 then I took a year off before coming back to the company...
Can you introduce yourself in a few words ? My name is TEHAHE Tauraa, I'm 56 years old and I'm the Captain of the fishing vessel Vini Vini IX. How many are you in the crew ? We are a crew of 3 fishermen, plus me the Captain. How is the cohabitation going ? Isn't it too hard at sea ? Oh no !...