Austral Fisheries is one of Australia's leading commercial fishing companies, specialising in producing Patagonian Toothfish, Mackerel Icefish and wild sea caught prawns for the world markets.
Austral Fisheries own and operate 9 refrigerated prawn trawlers operating in the Northern Prawn Fishery and Australia's largest fishing vessel the Southern Champion.
Austral Fisheries owned and managed The Austral Leader, which played a key role in the pioneering and development of Australia's sub Antarctic fisheries of Macquarie, Heard, and McDonald Islands. The Southern Champion has now taken on this role as the Austral Leader was retired from fishing in April 05.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013- The Galician multinational firm Pescanova completed the sale of half of its Australian subsidiary Austral Fisheries to the group Maruha Nichiro Holdings, from Japan.
Chinese fishing firm fined for tuna fishing illegally New Zealand
Chinese authorities have deregistered and fined a Chinese commercial fishing company approximately USD 596,000 for misreporting bluefin tuna catches and fishing without a licence adjacent to the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone.