Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association Certified by Friend of the Sea

Leading Australian industry organization for southern bluefin tuna adheres to high standards for preservation of the marine environment

Friend of the Sea, the preeminent certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment, has certified the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association (ASBTIA) for sustainable practices in seafood production. ASBTIA is a pioneer in tuna farming. The many brands associated with the association can now display the Friend of the Sea eco-label on their products.

ASBTIA has a long track record of innovation in fish farming and a commitment to environmentally sound practices,” said Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea. “We are honored that Asbtia belongs to our family of certified companies.

Based in Port Lincoln, Southern Australia, ASBTIA represents the Australian southern bluefin tuna (SBT) industry. This species, Thunnus maccoyii, has been a successful element of the Australian fishing industry since the 1940s. ASBTIA has worked to define quotas to avoid over-fishing. They have been a leader in global tuna farming since 1991.

ASBTIA works to maintain a high level of quality and performance. They are guided by a philosophy of continuous improvement and full traceability. Member firms include Tony’s Tuna, Marnikol Fisheries, Sekol Farmed Tuna, Dinko Tuna Farmers, Sarin Marine Farm, Sarin Group, Stehr Group, Eyre Tuna, AFE, ATF and Blaslov Fishing.