Message from the CEO

David Carter

At Austral Fisheries we care about People, our Products and the Planet.

These core values are demonstrated through our actions.

The safety and well-being of our people is our highest priority.  Improvement of workplace safety is an ongoing process and as a leader in the Australian commercial fishing industry, we have invested heavily to ensure our boats, skippers and crews are as safe as possible. We are working closely with regulators and our industry peers to drive improvements to safety culture, training and the regulations governing Occupational Health and Safety for our industry.

We are privileged to be the custodians of some of Australia’s most extraordinary fisheries resources.  Developing a deep understanding of these fisheries is at the very heart of our business so we can build our brands and continue to supply spectacular seafood products to our customers. Our ownership of Property rights in these fisheries directly aligns our interests with community expectations that we will do everything practicable to protect the species that we harvest and preserve the ecosystems that support them.

We demonstrate our care for the planet by adopting third-party certification for our fishery sustainability and carbon neutral commitments.  We have partnered with NGO’s and Government agencies to help eliminate illegal fishing from the Southern Ocean.  We are funding research to better understand the conservation status of two local species of Manta Rays and we offer financial support for a wonderful group of volunteers who provide medical assistance to children from poor families in Mauritius.

We care about making a difference – with everything that we do.

David Carter

CEO

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