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About Us

Longreach Maris is an Australian asset manager investing into and partnering with Australia’s wild-caught seafood industry, in a way that supports both environmental sustainability and social resilience.

Longreach Maris invests into and manages a diversified portfolio of wild caught Individual Transferrable Quota (ITQs) to provide secure domestic ownership of ITQs and ensure long term ITQ security for Australian fishers, their regional fishing communities, and wild-caught seafood businesses.

Through the deployment of ESG-aligned capital, Longreach Maris helps to drive multi layered sustainability and positive impact within Australia’s wild-caught seafood industry, aimed at:

  • Supporting the next generation of Australian fishers,
  • Facilitating ITQ ownership and long term ITQ security,
  • Facilitating sale and lease back arrangements,
  • Balance sheet refinancing,
  • Debt repayment and succession planning,
  • Supporting the domestic ownership of Australian ITQs.

For investors, Longreach Maris provides an ESG aware and socially responsible investment opportunity, delivering both regular income and long-term capital growth.

Investment returns are generated through the acquisition and leasing of ITQs to Australian commercial fishers and seafood companies.

Longreach Maris was established in 2020 in partnership with Longreach Alternatives and has AUD$186 million under management as at 30 June 2022.

Our Team

Longreach Maris has a deeply experienced team of recognised industry professionals, all of whom have a dedicated focus to driving long-term environmental and social sustainability within the Australian wild-caught seafood industry.

The team has more than 100 combined years of wild-caught seafood industry experience across Australia.

Dr Andrew Rado

Managing Director & CIO

Karen Vickery

Portfolio Manager

George Costi

Investment Committee Chair and ITQ Advisory Committee – NSW

Nick Geralis

ITQ Advisory Committee – VIC

Dean Lisson

ITQ Advisory Committee – TAS

Samuel Mann

Chief Executive Officer Director & Co-founder

Andrew Flitcroft

Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder

Sam Edwards

Managing Director

Alex Haynes

Head of Distribution

Linda Wu, CFA

Head of Product and Operations

Sustainability

Positive Impact

Longreach Maris aims to deliver positive social and environmental sustainability outcomes within Australia’s wild-caught seafood industry. Longreach Maris’ key positive impact objectives are:

  • Supporting regional fishing communities and assisting in the long-term financial sustainability of Australian fishers.
  • Helping to reduce barriers to entry into the wild-caught seafood industry for the next generation of Australian fishers.
  • Providing long-term ITQ access and security to the next generation of Australian fishers.
  • Supporting the industry in addressing its aging demographic by facilitating inter-generational transfer of ITQs and ensuring opportunity for the next generation of Australian fishers.
  • Engaging with and actively supporting indigenous groups and programs to support and to protect existing employment, provide business training and foster new employment opportunities.
  • Helping to retain local ownership of Australian ITQs, in part by assisting fishing families to achieve positive succession planning outcomes.
  • Reducing Australian fishers’ reliance on debt to secure long-term access to ITQ.
  • Driving positive change through industry co-operation, collaboration, training and employment initiatives.
  • Strengthening the sustainability of Australia’s fisheries, including obtaining Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accreditation for Australian fisheries.
  • Assisting in meeting relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Through its approach to investing in Australia’s wild-caught seafood industry, Longreach Maris aims to achieve real, measurable impact and sustainability outcomes to help environmental and social challenges facing the wild-caught seafood industry, their regional communities and the global protein supply-chain.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are 17 objectives for promoting ecological sustainability, social wellbeing, and economic development. It provides governments, companies, and investors with a global blueprint to sustainable investing.

Identifying and targeting a specific set of sustainability objectives forms a key component of Longreach Maris’ investment approach. Longreach Maris is committed to addressing the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

2. Zero Hunger

Seafood provides a major source of protein to nearly 3 billion people. Maintaining or rebuilding fish stocks is essential to ensure the long-term availability of food. ITQ managed fisheries not only safeguard the natural environment, they also contribute to global targets to end hunger and ensure sustainable economic growth.

Key target

2.3 – double the productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples and fishers, including through secure and equal access to productive resources and inputs

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Many fishers have experienced the economic benefit, including access to preferred markets and price premiums, as a result of ITQ managed fisheries.

Key target

8.5 – to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
8.6 – to substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

14. Life Below Water

Oceans cover 75% of the Earth’s surface and over 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. Globally, the market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at $3 trillion per year (about 5% of global GDP). Marine fisheries directly or indirectly employ over 200 million people

Key target

14.4 – to effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices, implement science-based management plans, to restore fish stocks, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield
14.b – provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
14.7 – increase the economic benefits to Small Island Developing States (in the context of Northern Australia e.g. Torres Strait Islands) from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries

Contact Us

Please get in touch.

Longreach Maris

Lvl 27, 44 St Georges Terrace,
Perth WA 6000

Longreach Alternatives

Lvl 13, 1 Margaret Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

+61 2 9135 0428
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