Harvesting fish humanely is crucial to ensuring high quality salmon as stress during the process results in softer and gaping flesh.
In 2014 we worked closely with Baader Seafood Innovations to help them develop a method of harvesting that has since been rated world’s best practice and is RSPCA UK awarded.
This collaboration led to world first technology that uses automatic stunning and bleeding machines to harvest our salmon.
Our harvest machine works by utilising the salmon’s natural instincts to swim against the current. They then swim down a slide and are automatically stunned and bled.
An added benefit of this technology is that the pre-rigour time is longer (approximately eight to 12 hours), which is crucial to achieving the premium Huon quality salmon our customers have come to expect.