Salmon will only thrive when grown in the highest quality marine environment. Our fish are the greatest indicator of environmental health and if we don’t treat the seabed right they’ll let us know long before any monitoring does.
The quality of our salmon is a direct reflection of our deep understanding of the local marine environment and how we can minimise our impact – on the water column, on the sediment, on the marine flora and fauna and on the coastline.
The importance of maintaining the integrity of the marine environment and surrounding areas in which we farm is a major factor in decision making at Huon, whether that is improving farming practices, purchase of equipment or locating and/or expanding lease sites.
An independent Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) broad scale environmental monitoring program report found that our farms in the Huon are having “no significant or adverse environmental effects (on) the water quality or sediments” – Colin Buxton, IMAS Director. You can read this report in full here.
In addition, Huon is a partner and active participant of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel Project. The Collaboration’s primary focus is on ensuring the ongoing health of the waterway.