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Tuna Australia wins gong for safety research at NSW seafood awards

Tuna Australia was one of the top seafood players recognised at the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards on 23 April 2024. The industry association won the Safety Award for its research into improving worker safety and reducing bycatch.

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Tuna Australia drives Southern Bluefin Tuna MSC certification for sustainable fisheries

Efforts are underway to secure Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) in recognition of the fishery’s sustainability. Tuna Australia is spearheading this work through a project part funded by the Fisheries Research Development Corporation (FRDC).

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Tuna Australia wins two awards at Queensland Seafood Industry Awards 2024

Tuna Australia received two gongs at the Queensland Seafood Industry Awards 2024, winning the Health and Safety, and Research, Development and Extension Awards.

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Meet Seascorp, provider of Filipino fishing crew

Seacorp is a 100 percent Filipino-owned crewing agent, deploying skilled, professional, and dedicated seafarers to ship owners globally. Tuna Australia spoke with Seascorp, who became a member in 2023, to learn about their services and Filipino fishers’ views on working in Australia.

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Seeking insight on world tuna markets

Tuna Australia is exploring market opportunities for sustainably-caught tuna in the UK, the US and Japan.

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Tuna Australia Board commits to drive thriving, sustainable industry

The Tuna Australia Board has vowed to continue supporting members to ensure a sustainable and thriving industry, after the Board was confirmed at the Tuna Australia AGM on 16 November 2023.

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‘Challenging and rewarding’: Kate Lamason graduates from the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program

Tuna Australia member Kate Lamason is the owner and co-founder of Little Tuna and Cairns Little Seafood Market. Here she shares her experience of completing the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) with support from Tuna Australia, graduating in September 2023.

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Meet the Tuna Australia Board Chair Ian Cartwright

Tuna Australia appointed fisheries expert Ian Cartwright as its Board Chair in July 2023, taking over the reins from Richard Stevens. We spoke with him about his ambitions for the role, career journey and highlights, and views on the industry.

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Hooked on science: A conversation with Lisa Walton of Tuna Australia

Lisa Walton works as a technical officer for Tuna Australia. Based in Brisbane, her passion is an “unhealthy obsession for sustainable fisheries science”. We sat down with Lisa to hear about her PhD research, previous job on a shark cage dive boat, and what she’s doing for Tuna Australia.

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South Coast Fish Processors: Elevating seafood export and sustainability

In the picturesque coastal town of Eden, NSW, South Coast Fish Processors has emerged as a new player in the seafood industry.

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A quick guide to the Marine Order 504 changes

In this article, Tuna Australia Program Manager Phil Ravanello gives a quick overview of the changes to Marine Order 504, effective 1 August 2023. What is Marine Order 504 (MO504)? Marine Order 504 outlines safety management systems (SMS)…

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Chat with a chef: Jason Staudt of Stokehouse Restaurant on using the whole tuna

Jason Staudt is the Executive Chef of Stokehouse Restaurant and Stokehouse Pasta & Bar in St Kilda, Melbourne. Tuna Australia spoke with Jason to discuss why sustainably sourced tuna matters, learn his tips for buying fresh tuna, and find out what he served Barack and Michelle Obama when they visited Stokehouse Restaurant.

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