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Tuna fish is caught in so-called ‘tuna seiners’ where the fresh fish is kept in brine tanks at around – 12°C. Islands such as Seychelles and Mauritius are the centres where tuna is transshipped into large refrigerated vessels for transportation to canning factories.
During transport, special care is required with regard to defrosting cycles to avoid the cargo hold air circulation systems from getting blocked by the ice formation from the ‘wet loaded’ cargo.
The on-board handling of tuna fish is still a very labour intensive operation, using steel hooks and cargo nets.