Huon’s biosecurity explained

Biosecurity – we’ve all heard the term but what does it practically mean for the industry we operate within, and indeed the broader aquaculture and seafood industries in Tasmania?

It’s fair to say that people working in our industry, finfish farming, have recognised that a robust biosecurity program, capable of being implemented in practice, is critical to the future not only to our industry, but all primary industries, our communities and the environments in which we farm.  For others, less directly involved in the industry, what does it all mean?

While Tasmania is fortunate to be free of many of the serious diseases which effect salmon overseas we do experience the challenges of certain pathogens but, importantly, these can be managed using good biosecurity.

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