Steve Cummins Tassea - Transworld Resources
Many professions carry risk, but none quite so much as that of the commercial abalone diver. For these intrepid individuals the work can be cold, wet and fraught with dangers, including strong currents and sharks.
Australia is the only country recommended by WWF Hong Kong as a sustainable source of wild-caught abalone. Australia's tiny state of Tasmania is the country's biggest source - bringing in almost 2,000 tonnes a year - or about a quarter of the world's wild abalone. Diving for wild abalone is year-round, but demand starts to increase around this time as processors and suppliers start to prepare for Lunar New Year.
That's why Fishing Investment and Management (FIM) – a Transworld Resources Limited (TRL) company and new member of the Transworld Group – is gearing up for business. As Australia's leading broker and advisor to the seafood industry, FIM handles the majority of abalone quota sales and valuations in Tasmania and Victoria. As well as brokering $multimillion deals, it is also involved in many aspects of the international fishing industry.
FIM was established in 1991 and after being acquired by TRL in 2013, it has consolidated its position as Australia's one-stop shop for all fisheries sales, valuations and asset management. More importantly, with the full weight of the Transworld Group and its international experience behind it, FIM can fulfil ambitious plans to expand the business into brokering highend seafood products into international markets.
Check out our recent visit to Tasmania and interviews with FIM's founders and leading figures in Tasmanian fisheries.
Transworld Resources Limited (TRL) is committed to preserving and supporting sustainable food production and engaging in the responsible trading of other natural resources. Enhanced by a brand new website, TRL looks set to capture an even broader audience as it continues to expand and flourish its current project portfolio.
New features on the site will enable all of TRL’s social channels to be aligned in one place, facilitating across-the-board coverage across its current and evolving projects. This encompasses its YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ channels, all with tailored updates appropriate to each platform.
Team profiles provide viewers the opportunity to put a face to TRL’s constantly evolving projects. The team’s success comes from its diverse background including legal, financial, international business & development, agribusiness, brokerage, franchising and commercial diving.
Currently, the TRL website showcases its activities in Responsible Gold mining and trading and Tasmanian natural foods resources brokerage and marketing.
As Transworld Resources continues to grow so will the features and information on the site – watch this space for updates and opportunities.
Thanks for stopping by,
The TRL Team