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Sea Inspection into Southern Blue Fin Tuna Operators

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Fisheries officers and PRISA have conducted a joint sea operation to inspect fishing operators that harvest and farm Southern Blue Fin Tuna off the coast of South Australia.

PIRSA’s patrol vessel Southern Ranger was used during the operation and inspected permits, logbooks, freezer holds, catch monitoring systems and catch disposal documentation.

As a result of the inspection, no compliance issues were detected.

Blue Fin Tuna operators based in Port Lincoln capture more than 89% of Australia’s total allowable catch of almost 6000 (5,926.5)  tonnes.

 

 

 

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