Southern Bluefin Tuna well managed and sustainable

Australia’s Southern Bluefin Tuna industry is set for its best season in more than two decades with the total catch limit increased by almost 10 per cent for the 2014-15 season which starts on the 1 December. .

Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, welcomed the increase for this season and said it was a result of strong and sustainable management action for the species.

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Colbeck on Lunar Sea








Senator for Tasmania Hon. Richard Colbeck in Port Lincoln, 2014

New Southern Bluefin Tuna Season Starts with a Boost in Quota

The Southern Bluefin Tuna season has started this week with an increased total catch limit, its highest level since the late 1980s.  The quota has recently been increased by 10 per cent, which takes the total catch limit to 5,665 tonnes.

Tony’s Tuna International General Manager Andrew Wilkinson was recently interviewed by ABC Rural’s Brooke Neindorf, listen to the audio here: .

ABC Rural