Author: Kate Bevitt

‘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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Choosing sustainability: Why this chef looks for the blue fish tick on tuna

  Posted in: Post navigation Teeming with life: Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery certified as sustainable Related content Stay informed Industry news delivered to your inbox every 1-2 weeks First name* Last name* Company Email*…

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Teeming with life: Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery certified as sustainable

  Posted in: Post navigation GPS technology helps skippers manage longline driftChoosing sustainability: Why this chef looks for the blue fish tick on tuna Related content Stay informed Industry news delivered to your inbox every…

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Global experts developing roadmap to add value to wild-caught Australian tuna

Tuna Australia has engaged seafood consulting firm SmartAqua to develop a roadmap for value-added products to support new domestic and export markets for the tuna longline industry. The work is being led by managing director Alastair Smart and…

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PM Scott Morrison visits Walker Seafoods to discuss COVID-19 impacts

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited Tuna Australia member Walker Seafoods Australia in Mooloolaba on Tuesday 28 July to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business. Owner and CEO Pavo Walker told the prime minister how…

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Respected fisher Al McGlashan says understanding, education key to sharing ETBF resources

A respected fishing ambassador and media personality has praised examples of growing cooperation between commercial and recreational fishers in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF), and called for further education and information sharing to better protect shared…

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Tuna takes to the skies thanks to government’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism

Tuna producers hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic have welcomed the Australian Government’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) to help re-open supply links to Japan and the United States. It’s providing some relief for the largely export-focused tuna…

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Exciting project pipeline to deliver value to tuna industry, says Program Manager

Tuna Australia has an exciting suite of projects underway, and funding is being sought for new projects to complement the ongoing work. We spoke with Tuna Australia Program Manager Phil Ravanello to hear how the projects tie together…

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‘Lots going on’: Klokan Fishing’s new longliner taking shape after 14 months of building

The construction of Klokan Fishing’s new tuna longliner continues to progress, with the propeller shaft and rudder now in place and painting underway. Since August 2019, when Tuna Australia last gave an update on the boat’s construction, Klokan…

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Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery on track to be MSC certified

The Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery is on track to be certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council in late August, creating excitement among Tuna Australia members. The Public Comment Draft Report was published on 27 May…

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Eat tuna for a healthy body and mind

This World Tuna Day, on 2 May, Tuna Australia is encouraging people to eat tuna regularly to realise its significant health benefits, as tuna products once destined for overseas markets are now being sold in supermarkets. “Tuna is…

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Government support welcomed but ‘not a silver bullet’, say tuna producers

Tuna producers have welcomed the Australian Government’s support packages to keep businesses afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has committed to spend AUD $110 million to subsidise international air freight for premium fisheries and agricultural exports, waive…

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