Jason Tompkins, owner of TNT Tuna, started buying Bluefin in 2000. Over the past 15+ years he has had the opportunity to hone his craft around the globe chasing monster tuna. He is very particular about the tuna TNT purchases from the fishermen and strives to ensure every customer is %100 satisfied with the product delivered.
We are more than happy to provide a full grade out on any tuna and offer fixed prices at the wharf.
Call 902-215-8862 or email us with any questions you might have about tuna. We are your bluefin tuna specialists!
TNT Tuna is located in Eastern Kings, Prince Edward Island close to local fishing harbours and just moments away from Basin Head, the historic Basin Head Fisheries Museum and North Lake PEI; the bluefin tuna capital of the world. We are a long standing company in Eastern PEI and love our region. Please feel free to contact us.
Jason Tompkins is the owner of One Tuna Inc., Canada’s only federally certified bluefin tuna processing facility, which opened in 2019.
The tuna processing facility is a short distance from North Lake, which is known as the bluefin tuna capital of the world. Reeling in the giant fish has been part of the community fabric for decades.
Jason describes himself as a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in establishing a lasting presence in new markets, identifying growth opportunities and initiating strong business alliances. “We just finished construction of the CFIA-approved tuna processing facility and I’m working to developing markets in China,” says Jason.
“It’s a huge accomplishment, as we were limited to the markets we could access before we were CFIA approved. The company hires about six seasonal workers and will be hiring more factory jobs as we expand into new markets.”
Jason is originally from New Brunswick. His mother is from Grand Manan, NB where he spent time jigging mackerel from the wharf. “Although I grew up around a wharf, I never planned a career in the fish business. I attended Saint Mary’s University with aspirations of becoming a commercial banker.
“After working for an American tuna buyer for 10 years, I decided it was time to start my own business. I moved my family to PEI and settled in Kingsboro in 2013 and started TNT Tuna, a bluefin tuna purchasing company. As with any startup, things were slow at first and it took time to build up my supply base and customer base.
“We managed to buy and sell 73 tuna in our first year in 2013. So far in 2019, as a result of global marketing and opening the tuna processing facility, we have bought over 450 tuna.
“Right now, we are shipping into Japan, Korea, United States and across Canada,” says Jason. “We are working to develop new markets in Korea and China.
“We’ve taken the jump from being a small business to serving a world marketplace. TNT Tuna is now one of the most active buyers of Bluefin tuna in Atlantic Canada. The company purchases directly from fishermen across the Atlantic provinces during the fishing season, and sends the tuna to active markets around the globe.
“If you are fishing tuna and are looking for a company to purchase your bluefin at a fair price, please contact us.”