Healthy rivers are a critical component of the success of our Freshwater sites; which is why we routinely participate in AUSRIVAS surveys. The Australian Rivers Assessment System was established in 1994 by the Federal Government to quickly identify any impact on the in-stream biota.
The most recent independent testing results show we are having no negative impact, and in some instances, the river health is better downstream from our hatcheries. This testing regime is more rigorous than required of the mining industry but at Huon we are happy to go above and beyond because if we don’t look after our environment the company’s future is somewhat limited! (We also voluntarily provide the environmental regulator with a copy of our results).