Huon Aquaculture has consistently and vigorously encouraged collaboration across the salmon industry, government, community and research partners. The long-term sustainable success of the industry (and the employment of thousands of Tasmanians) relies on respectful collaboration with the varied range of stakeholders.
Across the business, Huon is actively represented in many committees. For example, as founding committee members of the D’Entrecasteaux Huon Collaboration we collaborate, manage and fund education/research initiatives to improve the condition of the local waterway(s). Our Environmental Management team are members of the Derwent Catchment Project, to support projects on best-practice farming, managing weeds, conserving valuable vegetation and restoring river systems. In the West Coast, Huon places its focus on initiatives to establish vital services and assets in the region through representation on the Council’s Education Advisory & Training Committee (ETAC) and Destination West Coast.
As fierce brand ambassadors, we also support many regional and state food and beverage shows, promote Tasmania across the globe, are proud members of Brand Tasmania (for more than 15 years) and display the Brand Tas logo on packaged products sold across Australia and internationally. On every occasion that we have been approached Huon has supported branding initiatives at international functions, trade shows, dinners for visiting high profile dignitaries and celebrities.
Huon has also mentored and supported many small and micro Tasmanian producers at both Brand Tas events or Huon specific international trade events utilising other ingredients (wines, ciders and spirits) to showcase the breadth of amazing produce available in Tasmania. Huon’s attitude to this has always been that (now) as a larger producer we have the corporate capacity to provide the critical mass of both funding and resource to help grow the Tasmanian brand. We were once a small producer and understand the very real constraints to a business endeavouring to market on a competitive world platform.