Producer in Killybegs, County Donegal;
Living and working in Killybegs in County Donegal, Ireland’s premier fishing port for over 40 years has taught the Shine Family a few things about premium seafood and Irish fish. This family’s love for fish has driven them to source Irish Albacore tuna and bring it to the Irish market.
“Irish Albacore Tuna is like no other. Albacore Tuna is one of the only tuna species fished by Irish fishermen off Ireland’s south west coast commercially. Our fishermen use traditional catch methods, alongside classic preparation and preservation in glass jars and tins. This ensures maximum freshness, flavour, and taste. We know you will enjoy this new taste experience as much as we do.”
Albacore is one of the smaller species of tuna, reaching sizes of up to 140cm, or 60kg, which is somewhere between the skipjack and yellowfin. Like all tuna, Albacore is a rich source of complete protein, selenium, and vitamin B-12. Albacore contains significantly more Omega-3 fats than other fish. Omega-3s normalise and regulate cholesterol levels and greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. Furthermore, all their tuna is hand-filleted and hand-packed in olive oil. Olive oil, like omega-3, has been shown to help prevent heart disease, as well as provide anti-oxidants that keep your hair and skin hydrated and healthy.”
Shines Wild Irish Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil received a Great Taste award from the Irish Food Writer’s Guild in 2018. It was also awarded “Best in Ireland” in the McKennas’ Guide in 2016. Their tuna is a much sought-after delicacy among Irish consumers looking for a premium quality product.