Austral Fisheries win Banksia award

SETFIA member Austral Fisheries have won the Banksia Foundation’s 2017 Small to Medium Business Sustainability Leadership Award, for their work within the Australian fisheries landscape over the past 20 years.  Their work in Australia’s Northern Prawn and sub-Antarctic fisheries is explained in this video.

These fisheries were some of the first in Australia to be certified as sustainable and well managed by the Marine Stewardship Council.  Most recently Austral Fisheries became the first seafood business in the world to completely offset 100% of their greenhouse gas emissions for their products and business, and become fully carbon neutral.

The Banksia Foundation is a well-established not-for-profit organization dedicated to working with industry and community to focus attention on the recognition of excellence in sustainability.  The Banksia Sustainability Awards are regarded as the most prestigious and are the longest-running sustainability awards in the world. The 2017 Banksia Sustainability Awards comprised 11 categories, and reward Australian individuals, communities, businesses and government for their innovation, achievement and commitment to sustainability.