Fire damages Huon Aquaculture fish pen

In the early hours of this morning, a fire broke out on a Huon Aquaculture pen in the Channel. The fire damaged approximately a third of a pen, burning through and melting the pen infrastructure above and just below the waterline.

Peter Bender, Huon Aquaculture CEO, said the fire melted the infrastructure and has resulted in a fish loss at Huon’s Zuidpool lease.

“We are estimating that we have lost between 50,000 – 52,000 4kg fish and in accordance with our reporting requirements, we have notified MAST, EPA and DPIPWE Marine Farm Branch,” said Peter.

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