Footage from below our leases

At Huon, we believe in transparency which is why are proactively providing video footage from beneath our salmon pens.

The footage below was captured by remotely operated vehicle (ROV) across four lease sites in Storm Bay and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel at the 35 metre compliance point.

All dive sites were selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and provided to Huon before the survey.

If you have any questions about this footage, please email community@huonaqua.com.au

 

East of Yellow Bluff (Storm Bay)
Filmed on 24/02/2020

  • The site filmed is a 35 metre compliance point for a lease that was stocked with fish since July 2019.
  • The dive site was selected by the EPA and was undertaken during peak production for the lease (when all available pen bays were stocked).
  • Storm Bay is one of our most high-energy sites meaning that fish waste is quickly dispersed and broken down.
  • The footage shows burrows and bioturbations (track marks created by animals), shells, drift algae, sea hares, sea stars, gurnard, and suspected egg masses.

 

Hideaway Bay (Huon Channel)
Filmed on 27/10/2020

  • The site filmed is a 35 metre compliance point for a lease that holds our harvest fish.
  • The dive site was selected by the EPA.
  • The footage shows burrows and bioturbations (track marks created by animals), urchin tests, small tree-like structures, drift algae, shell debris including turritellids (screw shells), sea stars, many small benthic fish, shrimp-like crustaceans, suspected brittle stars, and crab.

 

Storm Bay 2
Filmed on 20/04/2020

  • All 35m compliance sites and pen bay sites were selected by the EPA and provided to Huon Aquaculture prior to the survey.
  • This lease was stocked with fish 03/04/2020.
  • The footage shows burrows and bioturbations (track marks created by animals), sand ripples, a hermit crab, heart urchin, non-Asterias amurensis starfish, Astrostole sp., draughtboard shark, small drift algae, and suspected worm tubes.

 

Zuidpool North (Huon and D’Entrecasteaux Channel)
Filmed on 19/08/2020

  • The site filmed is a 35 metre compliance point for a lease that was stocked with fish at the time of filming.
  • The dive site was selected by the EPA.
  • The footage shows small plant structures, burrows and bioturbations (track marks created by animals), shells, pie crab (shell only), drift algae, flathead, and small benthic fish.

 

Zuidpool South (Huon and D’Entrecasteaux Channel)
Filmed on 19/08/2020

  • The site filmed is a 35 metre compliance point for a lease that was stocked at the time of filming.
  • The dive site was selected by the EPA.
  • The footage shows small plant structures, burrows and bioturbations (track marks created by animals), shells, drift algae, pie crabs, flathead, and large benthic fish.

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