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Marine Stewardship Council funds research into bait alternatives to drive progress in sustainable fishing

$90,000 awarded to Tuna Australia to investigate alternative bait use in Australian tuna fishery Tuna Australia, the industry body for commercial tuna longline fishing, is the first Australian recipient of grant funding from the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC)…

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‘Vote with your fork’: Choose wild-caught tuna with the blue fish tick

This World Tuna Day (2 May), Tuna Australia is calling on all Australians to ‘vote with their forks’ for sustainable seafood. “We encourage all consumers to choose tuna and swordfish labelled with a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification,…

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New export hub to help Ulladulla Fishermen’s Co-op grow sales

Tuna Australia, the industry body for tuna longline fishing, has welcomed the creation of the Shoalhaven Export Hub. “This is an excellent initiative that will support export businesses on the NSW south coast, like Tuna Australia member Ulladulla…

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Recipe: MSC yellowfin tuna with wonton crackers

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11 common questions people ask when seeing a tuna boat being unloaded

For most people, seeing 150 kg swordfish or 60 kg tuna being unloaded from a commercial tuna longliner is a fascinating sight. And often, people start peppering the boat workers with lots of questions—Where was the fish caught?…

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New roadmap shows how tuna producers can leverage the Australian market

A new roadmap has identified opportunities for tuna longline producers to better harness the Australian market and leverage strong global demand for seafood, laying a pathway for the tuna industry to grow and prosper. The roadmap was developed…

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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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“A disgrace”: Queensland Fisheries fails basic fishery management

In deeply disturbing news for the tuna longline industry, Queensland Fisheries have pushed ahead with an ill-conceived plan, deploying sub-surface fish aggregating devices (FADs) in Commonwealth waters adjacent to the Southeast Queensland coast. These FADs are part of…

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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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Recipe: Tuna baked in paper parcels

These parcels can be prepared several hours ahead of time and removed from the fridge 30 minutes before you’re ready to cook them. Serve the parcels for guests to open at the table, releasing the delicious aroma of…

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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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