Australian tuna

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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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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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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From workshop to wharf: Klokan Fishing’s new longliner ready for fit out

Klokan Fishing’s new 24-metre tuna longliner has been moved from the workshop in Newcastle to the wharf in Port Stephens for fit out and officially named the Mira Š as it draws ever closer to completion. The Mira…

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Tuna industry suffering from a worker shortage on boats

The Australian tuna longline industry, valued at AUD 50 million dollars, is under threat from a staffing shortage on boats, says the national industry body Tuna Australia. In response, Tuna Australia member Heidi Walker, owner of Walker Seafoods…

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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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‘World-class management’: Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery receives MSC certification for sustainability

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 ETBF has been achieved thanks…

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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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Queensland Government economic recovery grant for tuna fishing industry

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT MEDIA RELEASE A not-for-profit fisheries industry group will receive a $50,000 economic recovery grant from the Palaszczuk Government to help tuna fishers rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner…

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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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