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Discover the small moves that make a difference
Who can be a Tuna Champion? You can!
Watch our short videos to find out how small moves make a difference
and visit our skill up page to find out more
Caring for your catch
Find out how Rod & Reel commercial fishers care for their catch to get the best quality from the fish they keep
How SBT are graded
Discover what the professionals look for when grading Southern Bluefin Tuna caught by Rod & Reel fishers.
From preparation to plate
Learn from the experts about making
the most of every fish you catch.
Snap-fact: Hook selection
Make the change to single hooks to avoid damaging the fish you release. Because small moves make a difference.
Tuna Tagging techniques explained
Learn exactly how to tag a bluefin tuna – and make your citizen science moves count.
Snap-facts: Tagging small SBT onboard
A quick take on exactly how and where to tag a small SBT (up to 15kg) – because everyone can be a Tuna Champion
Dispatch SBT quickly & humanely
Brain spiking your bluefin the iki jime way. Here’s how it’s done – small moves make a difference.
How to bleed your SBT
You’ve humanely dispatched your fish, now it’s time to bleed it. Hot tip: The artery is just under the skin, so you don’t need to cut too deeply to bleed your tuna.
How and why to pith
Let’s talk about pithing – yes, it’s actually a thing. When you get this right you’ll feel all the muscles relax instantly – and that will really increase the eating quality of your SBT meat.
The ideal way to gill-gut your SBT
Gill-gutting removes the warm tissue, reduces the bacterial load in the fish, and allows the flesh to cool faster in the ice slush. Here’s the ideal way to gill-gut your SBT to make the most of the meat, including the delicate belly meat.
How much ice do you really need?
Find out how much ice will get your SBT’s core temperature down and keep it down, for better quality flesh and a longer shelf life.
Fillet like a boss!
You’ve got this…
Making the most of your tuna
Tuna Champions Ambassador Jonah Yick shows us how to get the best yield from a Southern Bluefin Tuna. It’s the ultimate filleting guide to make the most of your tuna.
SBT cuts in action
Here’s all the cuts you’ll get from your SBT, so you make the most of every fish you keep
Welcome to the Tuna Champion kitchen where we’re cooking up
and taste-testing simply delicious ways to feast on your SBT.
Let’s get prepping…
TC Kitchen: Simple sashimi & sauce
Channel your inner chef with this fast and delicious sashimi and sauce from the Tuna Champ’s kitchen. Simples.
TC Kitchen: Seared tuna salad
Try this simply delicious seared tuna salad from the Tuna Champ’s kitchen. Yum!
About SBT and the Tuna Champions
Who are the Tuna Champions, and who can be one?
What’s so special about Southern Bluefin Tuna and how did they go from depleted to recovering?
Watch our short videos and Al McGlashan’s Life on the Line doco to find out!
What is the Tuna Champions
If you’ve just arrived, here’s a quick intro to the Tuna Champions – what it is and how it came about.
Who can be a Tuna Champion?
Everyone can! It’s your move…
Life on the Line
Al McGlashan tells the story of how people working together across government, industry, research and the fishing community, put the Southern Bluefin Tuna on a pathway to recovery.
Watch this space…
More snap-facts and videos coming soon!
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Become a Tuna Champ - Take the tuna Pledge
I do solemnly swear to catch, handle, keep or release southern bluefin tuna as safely and humanely as possible – and to prepare it well, so no fish is wasted.