Meet our Sponsors
Austral Fisheries – the world’s first carbon neutral fishing company
Sustainable fishing business and seafood producer, Austral Fisheries, is a proud WA company and has been a major event sponsor every year since Port to Pub began. It is also the Presenting Sponsor for the prized 25km ultra-marathon solo crossing.
Austral is one of Australia’s largest integrated commercial fishing companies with interests in both deep-sea fishing and at-sea prawning. Having operated in the fishing industry for almost 50 years, Austral knows sustainability is key to its future.
Its sustainability efforts have led Austral to become the world’s first carbon neutral commercial fishing company, having met the Australian Government’s stringent Climate Active Carbon Neutral standard.
Every year, Austral funds the planting of thousands of native trees in WA to offset its measured carbon emissions. So far, it has planted over 1 million trees across regional WA, which assist with removing carbon, reducing salinity and soil erosion, and increasing flora and fauna diversity.
Within the industry Austral collaborates with stakeholders including global fishing industry coalitions, inter-governmental agencies and ENGOs on best practice fisheries management, science to support fisheries management, and contemporary environmental and compliance issues.
It also invests in the latest fishing R&D with an aim to substantially reduce by-catch, and last year saw the completion of its new fishing vessel, Cape Arkona, that represents best practice in terms of fishing and emissions reduction, utilising hybrid-electric technology.
Austral’s well-known brands, Glacier 51 Toothfish, Skull Island Tiger Prawns and Karumba Banana Prawns, are found on menus around the world. These products are independently certified as sustainable and well managed by the Marine Stewardship Council – the highest global sustainability rating for seafood.
So, when you purchase Austral seafood, you know it’s the best quality seafood from a company committed to providing and maintaining a sustainable future of seafood.