Sub Antarctic Sustainable Seafood Products

Patagonian Toothfish
Dissostichus eleginoides

Also known as Chilean Sea Bass,  Mero,  Merluza Negra,  Bacalao de Profundidad

Marine Stewardship CouncilAustral has the licence to fish for Patagonian Toothfish via three methods – these are trawl, longline and traps.  Currently, all commercial catch is taken via longline.  In March 2012, Austral’s HIMI Toothfish Fishery was certified as a sustainable and well managed fishery by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and this was followed in May 2012 by  Austral’s Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery.  In 2013, both fisheries were rated as ‘Best Choice’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, the most influential seafood chooser organisation in North America.  In 2017, the Monterey Bay Aquarium changed the way they rate MSC certified seafood and now ‘recommend’ all MSC certified fisheries.

Patagonian Toothfish is one of the world’s premium table fish.  Its white flesh, even texture and subtle flavours are highly prized by chefs around the world.  Patagonian Toothfish can either be supplied directly from the vessel or further processed to your specifications.

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Glacier 51 Toothfish

Austral Fisheries has recently launched a new product line to the Australian and international marketplace – Glacier 51 Toothfish fillets.  These 3 – 4kg fillets are dry processed and vacuum sealed to retain its premium qualities.

Glacier 51 Toothfish is the only wild caught, white fleshed fillet of this size, that has the sustainable credentials of the MSC and Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program to arrive in any market.

For sales enquiries, contact Dylan Skinns,


Mackerel Icefish
Champsocephalus gunnari

Marine Stewardship CouncilThis is a species unique to the sub-Antarctic and is trawled by Austral Fisheries in Australian waters around Heard Island.  Icefish was the first finfish in Australia to be certified by the MSC as coming from a sustainable and well managed fishery.  In 2011, our Icefish passed its 5 yearly review for MSC certification – a process that ensures we are continuing to fish responsibly and sustainably for this species.

The flesh of Icefish is fine textured, white in colour and one of the worlds best kept secrets.  Icefish have very high levels of Omega 3, polyunsaturated fatty acids and can be consumed whole. Icefish are generally between 24cm and 36cm in overall length.

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