Australian Longline is the first Australian company to join GSSI partnership as a Funding Partner, and the company is a longline operator fishing for Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish within Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries.
‘GSSI provides Australian Longline with an improved insight into the future of certified sustainable and socially responsible fisheries while providing the opportunity to collaborate with global stakeholders to ensure that the seafood supply chain and consumers continue to have full confidence in the certification scheme associated with the fishery,’ said Malcolm McNeill, CEO, Australian Longline.
Based in Hobart, Australian Longline owns and operates longline vessels fishing for Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish, which are MSC-certified fisheries. These fisheries take place in some of the harshest marine environments between 50°S parallel and the Antarctic coastline, and are managed in accordance with ecosystem-based measures set by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) is a global, public-private partnership, working towards more sustainable seafood.