Austral Fisheries catches and sources sustainable, quality seafood.
Austral Fisheries is one of Australia’s largest integrated commercial fishing companies with interests in both deep sea fishing and at sea prawning. We are proud to be recognised for our responsible fishing practices and continuous efforts in maintaining our environmentally friendly and sustainable methods.
Austral Fisheries’ deep sea fishing activities involve the operation of the Southern Champion, an 87 metre factory stern trawler, and the Austral Leader II, a dual purpose longline/potting vessel. Both of which are equipped to survive the world’s harshest weather conditions as experienced in Australia’s sub-Antarctic zones. These vessels specialise in catching Patagonian Toothfish and Mackerel Icefish.
Austral Fisheries’ prawning component involves the operation of a fleet of 10 prawn trawlers in the Northern Prawn Fishery off the coast of northern Australia catching Banana, Tiger and Endeavour Prawns. The fishery was established in the late 1960’s and is Australia’s most valuable fishery managed by the Australian Commonwealth Government.
Seafood Trading is a fast growing division of Austral Fisheries that specialises in innovative sourcing and marketing of quality sustainable seafood. Our Seafood Trading Division provides distribution and support to all major Australian cities and provides a quality service that is backed up by exceptional products sourced from environmentally conscious and reliable suppliers.