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 our three southern farming areas.
The white mats that you may see in the footage is referred to as Beggiatoa —which is permitted beneath our stocked pens during production, however it cannot extend to the compliance points 35m outside the lease boundary.
Storm Bay footage:
- This footage was filmed on 17/12/2019.
- The site filmed is an active pen site meaning that it fully stocked. Storm Bay is one of our most high-energy sites meaning that fish waste is quickly dispersed and broken down.
- This site was chosen for filming by The Project.
Trumpeter Bay footage:
- Filmed on 10/12/2019.
- This footage covers a 100m transect across a site which had been farmed for six years. This site was destocked on 14/06/19, therefore it had a six-month fallow period at the time of filming. Importantly, this survey shows no visual signs of eutrophication or any farming activity other than some shell debris (and shells return to sand eventually).
- This site is now fully decommissioned and has been handed back to the Tasmanian Government.
Flathead North position nine:
- Filmed on 10/12/2018.
- This footage is of a site that was destocked on 24/04/19 and allowed an 8-month fallow at the time of filming.
Flathead North position three:
- Filmed on 06/12/2019.
- This site was stocked on 19/05/2019 for a period of seven months (it was destocked after filming on 20/12/2019).
- This is considered a full production cycle and is an example of the benthic conditions at the end of a full stocking cycle in our Huon/D’Entrecasteaux area.