tuna longline fishing

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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‘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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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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Crew safety at the forefront in new Tuna Australia research project

Finding new and improved wildlife mitigation technologies that enhance crew safety is the focus of a new Tuna Australia project that started this month. Funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), the research project will test…

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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

Posted in: 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…

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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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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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‘Lots going on’: Klokan Fishing’s new longliner taking shape after 14 months of building

The construction of Klokan Fishing’s new tuna longliner continues to progress, with the propeller shaft and rudder now in place and painting underway. Since August 2019, when Tuna Australia last gave an update on the boat’s construction, Klokan…

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