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Banksia Awards

Last week we were lucky enough to have been awarded the 2017 Banksia Foundation Small to Medium Business Sustainability Leadership Award against a very strong field, full of people doing such wonderful things. We are proud to be working with our climate partner, Carbon Neutral, on this journey. Thanks also to Millstream Productions for putting…

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Heard Island Toothfish fishery re-certified by MSC

The Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Patagonian toothfish fishery has received recertification to the MSC standard for sustainable fishing. Originally certified in 2012, the fishery was once riddled with illegal and unregulated fishing for the valuable species, found across the southern ocean.  But due to robust and collaborative management, there has not been illegal…

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Blog from the Boss – II

Recently, Austral boss, David Carter sat down with Joanne Friedrick from Seafood Source to chat about sustainability and Austral’s Carbon Neutral initiative.  The interview can be found below courtesy of SeafoodSource.com Austral Fisheries CEO David Carter doesn’t remain neutral in fight against climate change David Carter, CEO of Austral Fisheries in Australia, started his career…

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Blog from the Boss at EAT Food Forum

Austral boss, David Carter has spent the last few days at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum, an initiative that promotes healthy and sustainable food.  Here are his take home messages: A frenzied few days are now over and I am trying to gather my scattered thoughts. There have been some seriously big brains on stage…

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Toothfish posterchild as MSC celebrates 20 years

This year the Marine Stewardship Council celebrates 20 years, and today, its certified fisheries account for 12% of global marine catch.  Its goal is to have 20% of all wild seafood to come from certified fisheries by 2020.  We are extremely proud of the transition that our toothfish fisheries have made over the years, thanks…

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Prawns: A Sustainable Nutrition

We think it is fair to say, that for the most part, healthy foods aren’t as tasty as the “unhealthy” dishes we find ourselves drawn to. Whether you are avoiding chocolate, replacing it with some strange shake, or substituting some beautifully marinated delight for a bland chicken breast at dinner time, your taste buds can…

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Shelling Prawns

We see the shelling of a prawn as somewhat of an art form. It takes a touch of technique and a couple rounds of practice before it becomes easy to do. At Austral Fisheries, we have taken a great pleasure in perfecting it. In all our years of fishing, we think we have come up…

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MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

Each year, across Hobart’s stunning waterfront, boats of all shapes and sizes congregate for the annual MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  The event sees both tall ships and smaller vessels fill the city’s docks with colour and life. The tall masts of bilanders sway in the water right next to brightly coloured catboats, while small…

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Wanted: Deep Sea Division Engineering Superintendent

Austral Fisheries Deep-Sea division is actively seeking an Engineering Superintendent. It is critical that the applicant has: • Experience with the Engineering maintenance of large fishing vessels • Has a mechanical background with qualifications suitable for maintaining vessels in all areas of ship based plant and equipment • An understanding of class and flag state…

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Austral Goes To Hollywood

G’Day USA is an annual event that takes the time to show off and celebrate the piles of talented individuals that are strengthening the relationship between Australia and the United States. Industry leaders and Australian ambassadors are awarded for their performance within their specific field. From our award winning actors to our innovative business minds,…

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