Northern Star History


Established in 2009, NorthernStar is a family owned business located in East Fremantle, Western Australia.

The director Ian Ricciardi, a proud second generation fisherman, worked with his father Bert Ricciardi for over 30 years and is carrying on a family tradition. Bert an Italian immigrant who came to Western Australia from southern Italy in 1950 sought employment in the industry he loved and knew best, fishing.

With courage and hard work he helped foster the commercial prawning industry more than 60 years ago. Together with the spirit and hard work of these early pioneers, the passion to supply the finest West Australian seafood remains the driving force of NorthernStar today as Ian states "We only harvest what nature allows and we have a strong commitment to deliver the highest quality seafood and to be responsible and sustainable within our fishery".