Profiles

‘I still get the buzz’: Pioneer Bob Lamason reflects on a lifetime of tuna fishing

Bob Lamason, a legend of the tuna longlining industry, started the fishery in Cairns, Queensland. Following his recent decision to retire, we spoke with Bob about his career journey, the impacts of COVID and what he will do…

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Talking bait use with researcher Dr. Clara Obregón

Dr Clara Obregón, a PhD graduate of Murdoch University who hails from Menorca, Spain, was a co-investigator on the Tuna Australia report looking at alternative bait options. Tuna Australia spoke with Clara about the report findings, her PhD thesis, and her favourite seafood dish (which won’t surprise you!).

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Meet a member: Michael Bull of Immigration Consultants Group (Australia)

Tuna Australia spoke with Michael Bull, director of Immigration Consultants Group (Australia) to learn about his company, discuss COVID impacts and glean insights into current immigration issues.

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Talking tuna with Cathal Farrell of Upscale Seafoods

Cathell Farrell owns and runs Upscale Seafood, a marketing and logistics company servicing the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery. In this profile, Cathell discusses the impacts of COVID, the benefits of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, and why poke bowls are his favourite way to eat tuna.

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Chat with a chef: Josh Niland shares top tips for buying tuna

Acclaimed chef Josh Niland recently released his new book Take One Fish. Tuna Australia spoke with Josh Niland to get his top tips for buying fresh tuna and ask about his favourite recipe in his new cookbook.

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Meet a member: Kate Lamason of Little Tuna

Tuna Australia member Kate Lamason recently won a silver trophy in the 2021 AusMumpreneurs Awards for her successful Cairns-based business Little Tuna. We spoke with Kate about the award win, Michelle Bridges’ love of Little Tuna, and future plans for her thriving business.

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Talking seafood and sustainability with Grant Logue of Harley & John’s Seafood

Posted in: Harley & John’s Seafood has been serving the Wollongong community since 1988. Grant Logue has been the owner for the past 12 years. In November 2020, Harley & Johns became the first independent…

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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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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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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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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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Talking tuna with Lisa Jacobsen of Prime Fish Australia

To celebrate Tuna Australia gaining MSC certification for the Australian Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery, Sally Bolton from the Marine Stewardship Council spoke with Lisa Jacobsen of Prime Fish Australia, a Tuna Australia member and MSC Chain of Custody…

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