Author: Kate Bevitt

GPS technology helps skippers manage longline drift

Posted in: Post navigation “A disgrace”: Queensland Fisheries fails basic fishery managementNew roadmap shows how tuna producers can leverage the Australian market Related content Stay informed Industry news delivered to your inbox every 1-2 weeks…

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‘More fish, less impact’: GPS technology helps skippers manage longline gear drift

GPS and satellite beacon technology provide an easy way for skippers to track their longline gear around Australian Marine Parks while improving fishing operations, a Tuna Australia research project has found. “The GPS technology enables fishers to set…

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Chat with a chef: Josh Harris spruiks Australian tuna as ‘best in the world’

Posted in: When I was young, I started working in a mate’s kitchen in Brisbane. Then I moved abroad and lived in London for a couple of years and worked under a couple of world-class…

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Tuna Australia calls for primary sector to unite to address worker shortages

Nearly a year on from when COVID-19 hit Australia’s shores and our international borders slammed shut, the tuna industry and other food-producing industries continue to suffer from serious worker shortages. “We urgently need to find a solution to…

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Chat with a chef: Neil Perry says we must ‘look after the tuna we’ve got’

Posted in: I have been buying whole MSC-certified tuna and swordfish for many years from Pavo and Heidi Walker of Walker Seafoods in Mooloolaba, Queensland. They look after their fish and always send the best…

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Crew safety at the forefront in new Tuna Australia research project

Finding new and improved wildlife mitigation technologies that enhance crew safety is the focus of a new Tuna Australia project that started this month. Funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), the research project will test…

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Chat with a chef: David Allison says sustainable seafood is in demand

Posted in: We used a lot of seafood in the Qantas menus, which were developed by Neil Perry of Rockpool Consulting. One of the main seafood we used was yellowfin tuna because of its fat…

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Tuna stars in new ‘easy as’ ad campaign to promote Australian seafood

Cooking Australian seafood is easy as. That’s the tagline of the first whole-of-industry marketing campaign launched this week under the nation’s new flagship brand, Great Australian Seafood, to encourage more Aussies to eat locally-caught seafood. Tuna is one…

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From workshop to wharf: Klokan Fishing’s new longliner ready for fit out

Klokan Fishing’s new 24-metre tuna longliner has been moved from the workshop in Newcastle to the wharf in Port Stephens for fit out and officially named the Mira Š as it draws ever closer to completion. The Mira…

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Chat with a chef: Paul Wilson talks sustainable tuna

  Posted in: I’m consulting to Morgan’s Sorrento. It’s a busy beachside restaurant and bar in Melbourne’s spectacular Mornington Peninsula, where we have introduced a modern pub menu with tuna and seafood influences for summer….

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Tuna industry suffering from a worker shortage on boats

The Australian tuna longline industry, valued at AUD 50 million dollars, is under threat from a staffing shortage on boats, says the national industry body Tuna Australia. In response, Tuna Australia member Heidi Walker, owner of Walker Seafoods…

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‘World-class management’: Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery receives MSC certification for sustainability

Posted in: The Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF), one of Australia’s largest fisheries, has achieved the global gold standard for sustainability with the awarding of Marine Stewardship Council certification. The MSC certification for the…

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