Profiles

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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‘He just loved catching fish’: Frank Puglisi’s lifelong passion

Frank Puglisi adored going fishing. It was a passion that would define his whole life and career. “He just loved catching fish and he loved to go out on the ocean,” says Joy Puglisi of her husband, who…

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Celebrating women’s roles and contributions on World Oceans Day

The tuna industry is typically perceived as a man’s domain, but many women are actively involved in the industry. Today on World Oceans Day, which has the theme of ‘gender and oceans’, we’re celebrating women’s contributions. Tuna Australia…

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Meet a member: Graciella Lavalle, Lavalle Fisheries and South Seas Tuna

Despite growing up in a fishing family in Ulladulla, Graciella Lavalle never thought she’d carve out a career in the fishing industry. That all changed when she married a commercial fisherman and later became director of her family’s…

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‘Going gangbusters’: Ulladulla restaurant’s winning seafood formula

Tony’s Italian Ristorante Bar & Seafood has only been operating for two and a half years, but it’s already twice won the People’s Choice Award for Restaurant of the Year in the Milton Ulladulla Business Awards. “People love…

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