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: 

www.brandsanews.com.au

 

Tuna Rosettes at the Port Lincoln Hotel

 

Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery and Farming Achieve Historic International Sustainability Certification

Media Release – 16 December 2015

Friends of the Sea certified production system

Friends of the Sea certified production system

The Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) fishery and farms have achieved an important milestone by being awarded the international Sustainability Certificate of the “Friend of the Sea,” a non-profit NGO which is the world’s largest certifier of seafood.

The Friend of the Sea sustainability award is the only one which covers both the catching of the Bluefin from the wild and the value-added farming of the catch. It has high credibility and recognition in the key markets for Australian Bluefin.

The industry appreciates the support provided by the South Australian Government to achieve the landmark certification. The SA Government itself continuously audits the industry and those audit reports were important in the independent certification process.

A major strength of the Friend of the Sea certification is that it covers all parts of the Bluefin Chain of Custody. This includes the sustainability of the fishery, of the ecosystem (including any bycatch), of staff safety and labour conditions, carbon footprint of organisations, product testing and traceability, animal husbandry and welfare, vessel monitoring and waste management.

Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 500 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood origins. Audits, based on best and most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies. Email: info@friendofthesea.org or visit their website: www.friendofthesea.org.

Official Document: ASBTIA Media Release on Bluefin Sustainability Award – 16 December 2015

 

 

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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.

Visit www.richardcolbeck.com.au to view the media release.

Media Release PDF: Southern Bluefin Tuna well managed and sustainable

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