Tuna Australia

Follow the fish: Tracing tuna from the boat to shop in MSC webinar

How big are tuna, how are they caught, and are they delicious? Tuna Australia Program Manager Phil Ravanello responded to these questions and more in a Marine Stewardship Council webinar held during National Science Week 2021 for school students.

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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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‘Tell a stronger story’: Tuna Australia launches new website

  Posted in: Tuna Australia has launched its refreshed website, providing a dynamic, new digital space to better engage with members, consumers, partners and the media. The revamped website will help Tuna Australia to continue…

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Wildlife rescue twins receive 1 tonne donation of sardines from Tuna Australia

Identical twins Bridgette and Paula Powers share a passion for looking after sick and injured sea birds, especially pelicans. “We love them all, but our favourite bird is the pelican—we just love their big eyes,” Paula Powers told…

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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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‘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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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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“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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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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