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$2.5m investment delivers 29% emissions reduction

Austral Fisheries announced today that the off-season refit of their largest vessel, the Atlas Cove, has exceeded expectations with results from their first fishing trip of the season achieving fuel savings of 29%. Built in Norway in 1999, the Atlas Cove started life as a North Sea pelagic sein trawler with a 4320 kW MAK…

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Austral commissions new toothfish vessel

Austral Fisheries has entered into an agreement with Båtbygg AS in Norway for the construction of a SK-4260 fishing vessel designed by Skipskompetanse. The vessel, Cape Arkona, combines auto-line, potting and trawling and will set new standards for multi-purpose fishing operations. In line with Austral’s sustainability commitment, emphasis has been put on environmentally friendly and future-oriented…

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THE CARBON NEUTRAL SEAFOOD INDUSTRY FAMILY IS EXPANDING!

In a positive step forward for the seafood industry and the environment, Sydney Fish Market (SFM) have partnered with Qantas to achieve carbon neutral status through establishing blue carbon markets and improving fish habitat. Sydney Fish Market have joined the Qantas Future Planet offset program to achieve this, investing in a carbon offset project which…

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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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