Port Lincoln’s Southern Bluefin Tuna is nation’s greatest seafood success story

After 30 years in Port Lincoln’s SBT industry, Brian’s fascination with the saltwater giants is yet to wear off and probably never will.

“Tuna must move one body length – an average of one metre – per second for 24 hours a day to wash enough oxygen over their gills to survive,” says the CEO of the Australian SBT Industry Association.

“It’s a very robust fish and we are lucky enough to have a top-class product here in SA.”

Read the full article by Melissa Keogh on the Brand SA website: 



Tuna Rosettes at the Port Lincoln Hotel


National Seafood Industry Award Winners!

On Sunday 27 October the 7th Australian Seafood Industry Awards were held at the Nautilus Theatre, Port Lincoln.

ASBTIA were honoured to receive two awards:

  • Research, Development and Extension Award (in partnership with UTAS)
  • People Development Award (in partnership with Samara Miller & Tony’s Tuna)

Seafood Awards

Acknowledgement and thanks go those who contributed to the projects.

Research partners for the SBT Health Project included UTAS, Flinders Uni, Uni of QLD, QLD Museum, WA Dept of Fisheries, St Georges Uni, Kinki Uni, SARDI and Panaquatic Health Solutions.

Visit www.seafooddirections.net.au for more information on the awards.