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New technology benefits fishing industry and marine parks

New technology being trialled by Tuna Australia members is helping to protect marine life and deliver positive results for the longline fishing industry. Funded through the Federal Government’s Our Marine Parks Grants Program, the Tuna Australia project uses…

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Eat tuna for a healthy body and mind

This World Tuna Day, on 2 May, Tuna Australia is encouraging people to eat tuna regularly to realise its significant health benefits, as tuna products once destined for overseas markets are now being sold in supermarkets. “Tuna is…

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Stocks of Southern Bluefin Tuna and Bigeye Tuna have increased, shows report

The Australian longline tuna industry has welcomed an Australian government assessment showing stocks of Southern Bluefin Tuna and Bigeye Tuna have increased over the last two years. “Global stock levels of Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) have moved from…

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Tuna Australia to provide training, scholarships to Tuvaluan seafarers

Tuna Australia CEO David Ellis has met with the Tuvaluan Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga to discuss options for Tuna Australia to support and develop natural Tuvaluan fishermen. The meeting was part of a visit by Ellis and…

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‘Going gangbusters’: Ulladulla restaurant’s winning seafood formula

Tony’s Italian Ristorante Bar & Seafood has only been operating for two and a half years, but it’s already twice won the People’s Choice Award for Restaurant of the Year in the Milton Ulladulla Business Awards. “People love…

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Fishing for change: Operators meet with politicians to discuss MPA impacts

After many years the new commonwealth marine parks are welcomed by Australian longline fisheries. However, there is an urgent need for the federal government to review and address adverse impacts through the Fishing Business Assistance Package. This was…

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SBS story: Australia’s new labour scheme for Pacific Islanders gets underway

Talimanatu Uilese from Tuvalu recently begun working as a deckhand on a commercial fishing boat in coastal NSW. He’s one of 80 Pacific Islanders who are employed in regional parts of Australia for up to three years under…

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Daily Telegraph story: A long-liner’s lament

Australia’s commonwealth fisheries, like the southern bluefun tuna fishery, are some of the best managed in the world, wrote Gone Fishing columnist Al McGlashan in the Daily Telegraph on Friday 7 September 2018. This is due to the…

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Filling the void: Pacific Island workers now working on Australian tuna vessels

The first of many Pacific Island nationals have started working on Australian tuna longline fishing vessels, providing businesses with a reliable source of workers and helping to fill otherwise vacant roles. This is part of the Australian Government’s Pacific…

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Commonwealth marine parks passed the final test

Today the senate confirmed that the Commonwealth marine parks introduced on 1 July this year will remain in place. This decision was well received by the tuna longline industry as it provides certainty, thereby allowing the commercial fishing…

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Letter to the editor: Address real threats to our oceans

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest commits $100 million to ocean conservation as Minderoo Foundation takes to the seas The West Australian Tuesday, 31 July 2018 It is disappointing the article failed to mention key facts or look at real…

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