Specialised Environmental Fishing Practices
Austral Fisheries is one of Australia’s leading commercial fishing companies, specialising in environmental fishing practices that catch and source sustainable seafood. Austral catches and processes MSC certified Patagonian Toothfish and Mackerel Icefish, as well as MSC certified wild ocean caught Banana prawns and Tiger prawns for the world markets. The company has been certified as Carbon Neutral under the Australian Government Carbon Neutral Program.
Austral Fisheries own and operate 10 refrigerated prawn trawlers operating in Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery. In the Southern Ocean and southern Indian Ocean, Austral own and operate three vessels, the dual purpose longline-trawler, Atlas Cove, and the longliners, Isla Eden and Corinthian Bay.
Austral Fisheries formerly owned and managed the Austral Leader and Southern Champion, which both played key roles in the pioneering and development of Australia’s sub-Antarctic fisheries around Macquarie Island and Heard Island. The Austral Leader was retired from fishing in 2005 and the Southern Champion in 2014.
Austral Fisheries lists Kailis Fisheries Holdings Pty Ltd and Maruha Nichiro Corporation as its affiliates; a relationship which combines local knowledge with an international network of expertise. This results in a company committed to quality, both in its products and the delivery of these products to anywhere in the world.