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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 Pacific Reef Fisheries to achieve this certification,” he said.

L to R: Kristian Mulholland (PRF), Jo-anne McCrae (WWF), John Moloney (General Manager, PRF), Wayne Di Bartolo (Environmental Officer, PRF)

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