What’s good for the fish is even better for us
It took a lot of hard work between world organisations, the Australian Government and our industry to protect the Toothfish Industry from illegal operators.
Australian Longline has partnered with COLTO and the Australian Government, in the drive to protect toothfish fisheries from illegal operators. This combined with research and a range of environmental initiatives has enabled stocks to return to healthy levels.
Our vessels not only utilise electronic video surveillance, but we also carry two observers in accordance with AFMA and CCAMLR guidelines. The work conducted by these independent observers includes the monitoring and biological sampling of catch, including limited by-catch, as well as a wide range of research work. A major component of this research is tag and recapture studies to enhance science based stock assessments as well as the monitoring of wildlife interactions.