17 March, 2019

As part of Sustainable Seafood Week, Pacific Reef Fisheries’ Environmental Officer Kristian Mulholland caught up with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) to talk about the benefits of certification, the future of aquaculture, and why chefs love cobia

14 February, 2019
We recently received significant endorsement for our innovative and proven water cleaning technology aimed at improving water quality on the Great Barrier Reef. The Federal Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten, pledged $5M to fund a tertiary upgrade of the Burdekin waste water treatment plant in North Queensland. This will use Pacific Bio’s world leading algal bioremediation system. Initiatives like this provide immediate environmental impact, support regional jobs and will fuel the growth of an emerging industry. Below is a photo from the Pacific Bio and James Cook University trial facility at Cleveland Bay, Townsville.

15 December, 2018
Now available at the Coles Deli in time for Christmas, try the NEW Chilli and Lime Black Tiger Prawns. Cooked, ready to peel,  and responsibly farmed at Pacific Reef Fisheries in Ayr, Queensland, the succulent prawns are bursting with flavour – a perfect addition to your Aussie Summer Christmas table!

17 August, 2018
Congratulations to the team at Pacific Reef Fisheries (PRF) on receiving the Prawn Farming Sustainability Program Award from the Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) after becoming the first Australian farm to gain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for both prawns and cobia.

Coles and WWF-Australia partnered with PRF to assist with its ASC certification, and were co-winners of the APFA Sustainability Award. “The prawn industry can play a strong role in helping to maintain the health of the Great Barrier Reef. We hope the leadership of Pacific Reef Fisheries in demonstrating best practices will inspire other prawn farmers to follow in seeking certification from the ASC, which is increasingly sought by major seafood buyers and retailers,” Ms McCrea said.

Coles Managing Director, John Durkan, congratulated Pacific Reef Fisheries, which is one of Australia’s largest land-based aquaculture farms. “Our customers want to be assured that the food they buy has been sourced responsibly, so we were delighted to support PRF to achieve this certification,” he said.

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