Yearly Archives: 2012

5th December 2012

Nuffield Presentation Austral’s Rhys Arangio has recently completed his Nuffield Scholarship where he spent a large part of the year abroad researching his study topic, Mitigating Whale Depredation in Australia’s Toothfish Fisheries.  Rhys was sponsored by the FRDC and Woolworths and presented his findings to the Nuffield community in Toowoomba last month. To watch Rhys’…

4th December 2012

Feel-Good Fish Read today’s article in The Australian newspaper, Feel-Good Fish, which speaks about Austral Fisheries’ MSC certified fisheries – the Northern Prawn Fishery, the Heard Island & McDonald Islands Toothfish Fishery and the Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery.  There are also details on where you can find our sustainable seafood!

27th November 2012

Marine Park sours Green Tick Austral Fisheries’ General Manager Andy Prendergast speaks out about the Northern Prawn Fishery’s recent Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification as a sustainable and well managed fishery and also shares his view on the Australian Government’s Marine Park Network.

9th November 2012

NPF in Hospitality magazine Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) has been certified as sustainable, meeting the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standards and bringing Australia’s total number of certified fisheries to seven.  Four of these seven are Austral Fisheries’.  Read Hospitality magazine’s NPF added to certified sustainable list.

8th November 2012

Minister for Fisheries, Senator Joe Ludwig, congratulates the Northern Prawn Fishery on attaining MSC sustainability certification. The following message was delivered to NPF EO Annie Jarrett yesterday from Senator Joe Ludwig at the NPF MSC launch at Taronga Zoo. “I’m sorry I can’t be with you today at this important milestone for your industry. I…

8th November 2012

Austral Prawns Certified as Sustainable Austral Fisheries’ Banana Prawns and Tiger Prawns from Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) have been certified as sustainable and well managed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).  Austral Fisheries operates 10 of the 52 vessels in the fishery across northern Australia and our Banana Prawns can be found in your…

5th November 2012

AFMA applauds Austral Fisheries The Australian Fisheries Management Authority and their CEO, James Findlay, have congratulated Austral Fisheries for their 2012 Seafood Champion award, received last month at the International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong. The update below was taken from the AFMA website: The Australian Fisheries Management Authority has congratulated Austral Fisheries on being…

31st October 2012

Nuffield Scholarship Last week, Austral Fisheries’ Rhys Arangio officially completed his Nuffield Scholarship.  The scholarship allowed Rhys to spend time abroad to focus on his study topic, ‘Mitigating Whale Depredation in Australia’s Toothfish Fisheries’.  The conclusion of the scholarship saw him present his findings to Nuffield sponsors and alumni in Toowoomba as part of the…

29th October 2012

Seabird Smart Fishing Check out the new video by Southern Seabird Solutions that premiered at CCAMLR 2012.  The video demonstrates the effective collaboration between the fishing industry, scientists and management agencies in developing and implementing solutions to mange seabird interactions in three separate fisheries, including the Southern Ocean toothfish fisheries

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