Yearly Archives: 2014

Proud Boss announces Skull Island Tiger Prawns

Just in time for Christmas, Austral Fisheries is excited to announce the launch of our newest branded premium seafood offering, Skull Island giant tiger prawns.  This magnificent prawn has been hiding from mainstream consumers for years and is only now making a debut.  Caught on Australia’s remote northern coast, in the waters of the Gulf…

22nd December 2014: De-Register Thunder – Company calls for Australian Government support

David Carter, CEO of Austral Fisheries, today supported calls from Sea Shepherd for the Nigerian government to remove the known toothfish poaching boat, the Thunder, from its vessel registry. The Thunder has had a purple notice issued against it by Interpol, for continued actions that undermine the sustainable management of toothfish fisheries in Antarctic waters.  …

19th December 2014: Seeing in believing

Over the last 8 years, Austral has been involved with a benthic impact assessment project with the Australian Antarctic Division and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Results of the study have shown that only 0.7% of the sea floor in the Heard Island toothfish fishery had some interaction with the fishing gear since the…

8th December 2014: Deck the Trawls!

Cracker of a year for Aussie prawns! The festive season is just around the corner and as many start to plan their Christmas menus, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging the addition of more Australian seafood to the menu, including Australian prawns from the Northern Prawn Fishery. Australia’s Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified…

1st December: Hope Estate Hunter Valley

The Hope Estate winery in the beautiful country of NSW (Hunter Valley) is showcasing G51 in their first class restaurant. Harvest Restaurant provides a signature dining experience, with sweeping views of the rolling vineyards and picturesque lakes. On the top floor of the Hope Estate winery, it’s open for lunch 7 days and dinner Friday and Saturday evenings. It’s…

30th November: November Dish of the Month (Guillaume)

Glacier 51 Patagonian Toothfish w peas, confit onion, speck, chicken jus & béarnaise Matthew Evans, former SMH food critic, now far better known from SBS’s popular Gourmet Farmer TV series, recently raised the publics general awareness surrounding the lack of sustainable fishing practices within the worldwide  seafood industry. Fortunately, Heard Island’s Glacier 51 Toothfish with an MSC certification, meets and exceeds those expectations whilst…

19th November 2014: Australia’s science-based fisheries management reaping rewards

Excellent management of Australia’s fisheries has led to an increase in the sustainable catch for the prized Patagonian Toothfish. The total allowable catch limit was increased by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) following a recommendation from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in Tasmania last month. It will enable…

2nd Oct 2014: Extreme Toothfish in Scoop Magazine

Everything about Australia’s newly branded Glacier 51 Toothfish is extreme: its looks, its size (the fish can reach 2m in length), its environment.  Even the story of its journey from pirate plunder to species under threat to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification is outlandish.  But while it’s highly prized in America and Japan – its…

15th August 2014: Deep sea cameras reveal limited impact of fishing around Heard Island

Novel deep sea camera systems have shown that Australian commercial fisheries are having little impact on seafloor biodiversity around Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI). In combination with scientific sampling, the cameras revealed that more than 98% of sensitive seafloor biodiversity in the HIMI fishery remain in pristine condition following commercial fishing over the past…

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