2302, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE: “Sustainable fisheries targeted in baseless ocean-grab”

Austral Fisheries (Austral) and Australian Longline Fishing (ALF), along with Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak body representing Australia’s commercial seafood industry, and the Commonwealth Fisheries Association, the peak-body representing commercial fisheries in Australia’s Commonwealth waters, have condemned the Albanese Government’s announced restructure of the Macquarie Island Marine Park, labelling the tabled plans an ocean-grab funded by international activists with no basis in science, designed to tarnish the sustainably […]

3101, 2023

Miniboat Launch

The crew on the Antarctic Aurora recently deployed a miniboat as part of a project put together by Sacred Heart Star of the Sea – Educational Passages. For further information, photos and to see how the vessel is tracking click here

2710, 2022

Congratulations to Leon White the 2022 “Squax” Squires Award Recipient

What is the “Squax” Squires Award?

On the 7th March 2000, Richard “Squax” Squires, a well-loved and respected fisherman from Te Anau, lost his life on the notorious Greymouth River bar. Both he and his crewman Roy Connor, 26, of Nelson, died when their fishing boat Koromiko was rolled over by a wave and swamped while attempting to cross the bar.

The vessel washed ashore and was declared a total loss and […]

2706, 2022

Australian Toothfish Industry Cites Science, Facts in Response to False Claims

The Australian toothfish fishing industry comprises two Australian fishing companies – Perth based, Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd, and Hobart based Australian Longline Fishing Pty Ltd.  Australia’s Toothfish fisheries sit within the Australian EEZs surrounding Heard Island and Macquarie Island, and are managed by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), supported by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), in accordance with the science and governance oversight of the Commission for […]

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