Tuna Australia

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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Recipe: Easy as fresh Australian tuna poke bowl

Looking for a quick tuna recipe? This easy as poke bowl looks great, tastes even better and can be whipped up in 15 minutes! Fast, fresh and full of flavour, our easy as poke bowl is seriously good….

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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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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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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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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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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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PM Scott Morrison visits Walker Seafoods to discuss COVID-19 impacts

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited Tuna Australia member Walker Seafoods Australia in Mooloolaba on Tuesday 28 July to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business. Owner and CEO Pavo Walker told the prime minister how…

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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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Respected fisher Al McGlashan says understanding, education key to sharing ETBF resources

A respected fishing ambassador and media personality has praised examples of growing cooperation between commercial and recreational fishers in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF), and called for further education and information sharing to better protect shared…

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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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