What has been your biggest influence on the Little Tuna brand?
I like to live a healthy lifestyle, I’m conscious about what I eat and maintaining a balanced diet. It has always been very important to me that all the added ingredients were high quality, clean, no added nasties and as locally sourced as possible. We have kept our recipes simple to make the fresh flavour and quality of the tuna stand out.

What do you love about the Australian seafood industry?
I’m lucky and humbled to be involved and have experience in the Australian Seafood Industry; which came when I married into the Lamason family – a big fishing family in Cairns. As a country we are so lucky to have amazing clean oceans where an abundance of quality fish supply is available. I have met so many likeminded people who love what they do and the fishing industry.

Where has been your favourite place to travel?
Rowan, my husband, and I travelled to South America in 2012. My favourite place by far was Peru. We completed the Inca Trail where the history and scenery were remarkable. We were also lucky to have a lot of ‘off the tourist track’ experiences, the people are so kind and generous, and their traditional culture was such a great experience.

What’s your favourite fish and why?
I am a big fan of fresh sashimi tuna and we are lucky enough to get the freshest in Cairns. My favourite fish to catch and cook is Red Emperor. The flavour is sweet and a real challenge to wind in from the deep water off Cairns, so the catch is always very rewarding.

What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family exploring Cairns. I love to dive on the reef and do some fishing as well as cooking and gardening.

What do you love about Cairns?
I moved to Cairns from the Adelaide Hills when I was 18. Initially I didn’t realise how far north I was moving but it didn’t take long to fall in love with Cairns and the Cairns laidback lifestyle. The reef is right at our doorstep and so is the beauty of the rainforest. We are very lucky to live in a place like Cairns.

10 thoughts on “Meet Kate Lamason – Founder of Little Tuna

  1. brigitte.pivac says:

    Thank you for promoting Australian tuna. I’ve been a fish addict most of my 64 year life and sourcing Australian fish especially packaged tuna is nigh on impossible now. I live in Perth and just happened to come across your tuna on a social media site. I have now ordered online and am looking forward to my delivery. If you have a supplier in Perth I would much appreciate the name please. Congratulations and thank you for making your product available. Kind regards Brigitte

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hi just wanted to know once the jar is open how long does the tuna in olive oil last for?
    Thank you 😊

  3. Ron Reside says:

    Hi Kate,
    Congratulations to you and Rowan on the establishment and promotion of Little Tuna. The “Aussie Made” F/B page has certainly taken off. Bob and I had a special relationship in the early development years of his business which I remember fondly. Trust he is well- please pass on my regards. Ron Reside

  4. June says:

    Hi I’m from Port Douglas, have been looking for Aussie tuna for ages, I’ve just found out now where you sell it, so will get some or do you deliver, tried on line but don’t have PayPal

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