Australian tuna sector short of crew
Pandemic restrictions are preventing overseas workers from joining the Australian tuna industry. Image: Tuna Australia

Australian tuna sector short of crew

The Australian tuna longline industry, valued at A50 million dollars, is under threat from a staffing shortage on boats, according to industry body Tuna Australia. Tuna Australia member Heidi Walker,…

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Australia’s eastern tuna and billfish fishery receives MSC certification
The Eastern Tuna and Billfish certification applies to the target species of albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, and swordfish. Image: Tuna Australia

Australia’s eastern tuna and billfish fishery receives MSC certification

One of Australia’s largest fisheries, the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) has been awarded MSC certification for sustainability, which has been achieved with support from the Australian Government’s Our Marine Parks…

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Covid-19’s huge impact on Australia’s tuna business
Tuna Australia’s members have seen their markets collapse as Covid-19 has taken hold. Image: Tuna Australia

Covid-19’s huge impact on Australia’s tuna business

Tuna Australia members have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic – and the future doesn’t look promising. Within days of the pandemic taking hold, there was a significant economic…

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‘Really cool’: Queensland youth learn about Tuna Australia’s conservation work
Tuna Australia Program Manager Phil Ravanello speaking with Ocean Youth students. Photo by Lidia Davidovics Smith

‘Really cool’: Queensland youth learn about Tuna Australia’s conservation work

High school students from across South-East Queensland have had their eyes opened to Tuna Australia’s work to conserve and protect tuna fisheries across Australia as programme manager Phil Ravanello recently…

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Australia campaigns to keep 1% Indian Ocean tuna quota
The Australian delegation put across a strong case at the recent IOTC annual meeting. Image: Tuna Australia

Australia campaigns to keep 1% Indian Ocean tuna quota

Australia’s delegation at the IOTC annual meeting put forward a strong case for maintaining a modest share of the Indian Ocean tuna catch, opening the way for Australia to argue…

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