Southern bluefin tuna farmed by


Southern bluefin tuna (SBT) – Thunnus maccoyii – are a member of the Thunnus family of tunas which include Northern Bluefin, Yellowfin and Bigeye. They are large, fast swimming pelagic fish found throughout the Southern Hemisphere mainly in waters between 30 and 50 degrees south.



Their only known breeding ground is in the Indian Ocean south east of Java. The juveniles migrate down the coast of Western Australia, around Cape Leeuwin and school in the clear, blue waters of the Great Australian Bight.
The tuna are ranched near the town of Port Lincoln located in the unspoilt environment of the Southern Ocean - where each year approximately 9000 tons of sashimi grade tuna are produced. The lively port is the ideal location in which to produce fresh and frozen seafood.