Eastern tuna and billfish fishery

‘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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‘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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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