Queensland Government’s recovery grant for tuna industry
Tuna Australia is among the recipients of grants from Government of Queensland to support export businesses hit by the pandemic. Image: Tuna Australia

Queensland Government’s recovery grant for tuna industry

A not-for-profit fisheries industry group will receive a $50,000 economic recovery grant to help tuna Queensland’s fisheries to rebound from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Minister for Agricultural Industry…

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Sustainable sourcing increasingly important
A new study reveals a more demanding stance by consumers on illegal fishing and in favour of social and environmental sustainability. Image: OPAGAC

Sustainable sourcing increasingly important

A study conducted by Deloitte and released by the Spanish tuna fleet acting under the Europêche banner finds that for the first time sustainable sourcing has become a more important…

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Sapmer joins ISSF
Sapmer’s tuna purse seiner Manapany

Sapmer joins ISSF

La Réunion-based fishing company Sapmer is the latest seafood producer to join the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), which advocates for sustainable tuna fishery management and encourages the adoption of…

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​Spanish fleet renews commitment to sustainability and efficient governance
OPAGAC has signed up to a voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative sets up a framework for responsible business practices across sectors and geographic regions​. Image: OPAGAC

​Spanish fleet renews commitment to sustainability and efficient governance

The Spanish tuna fleet, represented by the Organisation of Associated Producers of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC), has signed the Sustainable Ocean Principles, a framework for responsible business practices in the…

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Addressing the human elements of IUU Fishing
FFA is increasingly recognising the need to focus on people, not just technology, in its efforts to combat IUU fishing. Image: @BlahaFrancisco

Addressing the human elements of IUU Fishing

Amid the ongoing challenge of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing worldwide, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has highlighted the need for collective action to tackle the human…

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Pacifical honours Kiribati tuna observer Eritara Aati Kaierua
Observer Eritara Aati Kaierua from Kiribati lost his life while working on board of Taiwanese purse seiner Win Far No. 636. Image: Facebook/Taiwan Ships Watchers

Pacifical honours Kiribati tuna observer Eritara Aati Kaierua

Tuna company Pacifical PNA has announced the death of observer Eritara Aati Kaierua from Kiribati, while working on board of Taiwanese purse seiner Win Far No. 636. ‘On news of…

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Mediterranean tuna prices expected to drop this year
Quotas for red (bluefin) tuna are stable, but prices are expected to be lower than last year. Image: Sathoan

Mediterranean tuna prices expected to drop this year

As the tuna season in the Mediterranean opens, this year’s fishery should look positive as the 4781 tonne quotas for the French purse seine fleet have close to pre-recovery period…

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OPAGAC: Europe should reflect on Chinese seafood imports
The scandal of treatment of crew on board Chinese longliner Long Xing 629 is something Europe can not ignore, according to OPAGAC. Image: wcpfc

OPAGAC: Europe should reflect on Chinese seafood imports

Spain’s tuna sector says that Europe needs to take a close look at the criteria for its imports of seafood from Chinese fishing fleets as news about the degrading treatment…

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Echebastar fleet copes with exceptional circumstances
Tuna seiner Alakrana’s crew echo the ‘stay at home’ message from the Indian Ocean. Image: Echebastar

Echebastar fleet copes with exceptional circumstances

Spanish tuna operator Echebastar has been affected by the coronavirus situation, in particular in being unable to rotate crews as their usual relief dates come around. ‘Due international travel restrictions…

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