Management of marine debris

At Huon, maintaining the integrity of the marine environment and surrounding areas in which we farm is a major factor in the decision-making across the company, which includes a focus on eliminating marine debris at the source.

We take the responsibility to manage potential and actual marine debris seriously, which is why a number of strategies to mitigate marine debris have been implemented.

Please follow this link to learn more about Huon’s management of marine debris.

If you find marine debris (either on water or on land) you can report via the following mechanisms – mobile App (DebrisTracker), 24/7 hotline (0418 145 439) or if a potential navigational hazard, contact Marine and Safety Tasmania 0418 145 439.  These reports are automatically forwarded to government authorities in addition to the relevant salmon company to arrange collection.

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