Tri Marine Celebrates 50 Years Of Shaping The Future Of The Tuna Industry

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    Tri Marine celebrates 50 years of shaping the future of the tuna industry

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – April 26, 2022 – One of the largest global tuna companies is reaching a milestone in 2022 with 50 years in business. Established in 1972 as an Italian government owned tuna supplier based in Singapore to source yellowfin tuna for the growing Italian canned tuna market, today it is over a $1 billion integrated global business with a network of international branches in tuna trading, fishing, and processing.

    Privatized in 1986, Tri Marine was built to serve as a bridge that links the East and West supplying tuna for the global market while maintaining a healthy balance between economic, environmental, and social needs.

    Since its founding, Tri Marine has been a key player in the evolution of the global tuna supply. From its European origin, the company has built strong relationships with suppliers and customers around the world and is well-recognized for its global leadership in innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility.

    From the development of its fully integrated operations which enables it to have some of the highest standards of traceability in the industry, to its role as a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) collaborating with WWF and the most comprehensive tuna science, to the economic and cultural impacts it has made in communities like the Solomon Islands that rely almost
    exclusively on the tuna industry, Tri Marine is continually advancing to drive meaningful change in the industry.

    Today, Tri Marine is a part of the Bolton Group—one of the main players in the international consumer packaged goods market—and it continues to drive positive change in the industry with its people and practices. Trading over 10% of the global tuna catch, Tri Marine has more than 5,000 employees, 12 global offices, 3 processing plants, 16 fishing vessels, and is the first in the industry to obtain ISO
    global traceability certification by DNV. Additionally, Tri Marine is now a member of the United Nations Global Compact, which reinforces and emphasizes the company’s collaborative approach and commitment to a more sustainable future.

    “Tuna is our business,” noted Juan Corrales, CEO of Tri Marine, “but integrity and relationships is in our blood. It is an honor to lead this incredible legacy and share that success with a dedicated team all over the world. I am eager to continue to work with all our partners, industry players and stakeholders that we count on to continue doing the right thing and drive positive change.”

    Tri Marine is a recognized leader in fishing, processing, and distributing high-quality tuna products to the world’s markets since 1972. The company focuses on quality, sustainability, innovation, and customer satisfaction. In 2019, the company was fully acquired by the Bolton Group. For more information, visit

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