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$5,000 up for grabs in safety video competition for fishers

Commercial fishers are being invited to tap into their creative side and jump onboard with a new video competition offering a $5,000 top cash prize. “The Fishers Filming Fishers initiative calls on fishers to record themselves or other…

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‘Guardians of the resource’: Tuna Australia wins Leader for a Living Ocean in Sustainable Seafood Awards

Posted in: Tuna Australia, the industry body for tuna producers, is a winner of the Leader of the Living Ocean award as part of the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia 2022. The…

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New technologies and tools to improve crew safety at sea

Tuna Australia is rolling out digital technologies and trialling innovative safety tools to enhance crew safety on vessels.

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‘What do statutory fishing rights mean?’ ask outraged fishers in the Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery

Recent decisions by the Australian Government have stripped AUD 30 million from the Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery, and the zoning for the proposed Indian Ocean Territories Marine Park (IOMTP) will badly erode fishers’ statutory fishing rights to catch fish.

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‘Amazing story’: Northern Pacific bluefin tuna recaptured off Sunshine Coast nine years after being tagged in Japan

A northern Pacific bluefin tuna has been caught by a tuna longliner vessel in the Coral Sea, 370 km east of the Sunshine Coast, nine years after it was tagged as a baby in Japanese coastal waters in July 2012.

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Follow the fish: Tracing tuna from the boat to shop in MSC webinar

How big are tuna, how are they caught, and are they delicious? Tuna Australia Program Manager Phil Ravanello responded to these questions and more in a Marine Stewardship Council webinar held during National Science Week 2021 for school students.

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Freight lifeline gives Australian fishers time to adapt their export models

Mooloolaba fishing company 4 Seas is back to supplying some of Australia’s finest tropical fish to domestic and international markets after a challenging 2020 that saw the Queensland business struggle.

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Industry investor and young newcomer join Tuna Australia Board

  Posted in: Two new Directors have been appointed to the Tuna Australia Board, bringing fresh insights and ideas to support and strengthen the tuna longline industry. The new Directors-Daryn Logan of Sniper Fishing, Mooloolaba,…

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‘Tell a stronger story’: Tuna Australia launches new website

  Posted in: Tuna Australia has launched its refreshed website, providing a dynamic, new digital space to better engage with members, consumers, partners and the media. The revamped website will help Tuna Australia to continue…

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Nominations open for Tuna Australia Board of Directors

Tuna Australia is calling on members interested in shaping the organization’s strategic direction to nominate for a Board Director position. Seven Director positions are available on the Tuna Australia Board from 11 August 2021 for a two-year tenure….

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Wildlife rescue twins receive 1 tonne donation of sardines from Tuna Australia

Identical twins Bridgette and Paula Powers share a passion for looking after sick and injured sea birds, especially pelicans. “We love them all, but our favourite bird is the pelican—we just love their big eyes,” Paula Powers told…

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‘Ready to go’: Klokan Fishing’s new tuna longliner hits the water

When blessing a new boat, it’s considered bad luck if the bottle of champagne doesn’t break. As luck would have it, when 16-year-old Mira Skoljarev swung the bottle hard at the Mira Š tuna longliner named after her,…

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