September 24, 2020 – SeafoodSource named Australis to its list of Top 25: Seafood Sustainability & Conservation. To compile the list, the SeafoodSource editorial team conducted an extensive nomination and analysis process involving the consultation of a panel of outside experts renowned in the seafood sustainability community. In tandem with the panelists’ recommendations, SeafoodSource also accounted for leadership, industry accolades and recognition, pioneering initiatives, partnerships, and industry engagement.
Also known as “The Better Fish Company,” Australis Aquaculture was established by co-founder and CEO Josh Goldman – a 2009 Seafood Champion Award recipient – on the premise of discovering how the oceans could be better used to sustain human communities, while restoring the planet in the process.
The barramundi the firm supplies to the U.S. market is weaned on a largely plant-based diet, helping to preserve forage fisheries, and is 4-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified, the highest status achievable under the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s third-party program. Once the fish – considered “Best Choice” products, or “Green,” by the Monterey Aquarium Seafood Watch program – are harvested in Vietnam, they are flash-frozen and shipped via frozen container, emitting 90 percent less carbon “than fresh fish flown by air,” according to the company.
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