Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd (“Austral”) is owned by Kailis Fisheries Holdings Pty Ltd (“Kailis Fisheries”) and Maruha Nichiro Corporation.
The company was incorporated in 1981. Since incorporation it has been directly involved in fish and prawn catching with activities extending from Australia, to remote, offshore and high seas waters.
Kailis Fisheries was founded by the late Theo Kailis and is still owned by his family who continue an involvement in the fishing industry in Australia that extends over four generations. Over this time they have been pioneers of the Australian fishing industry and have recognised the long term benefits of sustainability.
Having been in the industry for such a long time, they understand the importance of Austral formalising it’s commitment to sustainable seafood.
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Maruha Nichiro Corporation is a strong, diverse and global seafood company with interests in sustainable fisheries and aquaculture as well as seafood processing and distribution. The company head office is located in Tokyo and is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
The corporation includes some 200 different subsidiary companies in 26 different countries around the world with total sales of AUD 9.1 billion.
The corporation became a share holder in Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd on 4th December, 2013.