Sustainable Fishing

Our Business primarily operates in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF). This is regulated by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) who set Total Allowable Catch (TAC) which form a Kilo based number for all our major species:

  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Big Eye Tuna
  • Southern Bluefin Tuna
  • Albacore Tuna
  • Striped Marlin
  • Swordfish

These TACs are established and adjusted yearly according to a harvest strategy which uses empirical data collected from the fisheries such as catch rates and sizes. This information is recorded by daily log book and catch disposal record which are crossed referenced with on board Electronic Monitoring System (cameras).

Due to the fact that ETBF is a pelagic fishery, the harvest strategy is part of a larger combined effort which takes in all countries within the Western and Central Pacific Fishery. This is to ensure that the stocks remain at a sustainable level across a wide area for many years to come.

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