For Huon, ethical farming involves:
- Ensuring the health and welfare of our fish
- Respect for the environment in which we operate and its natural inhabitants
- Providing safe and respectful work places for our staff
- Building and maintaining social acceptance in the communities in which we operate.
- The Huon Method is our innovative farming philosophy:
We’ve been farming in Tasmania for 30 years
We’ve been farming top quality salmon in the pristine wild waters of Tasmania for close to three decades, and in that time we’ve learnt a thing or two about the best way to raise some of the highest quality salmon in the world. To do this, we’ve developed what we call the ‘Huon Method’ and it is this philosophy that guides everything we do in the hatchery, on the farm out on the water, in the smokehouse and across the processing facility, and through to our corporate and sales teams.
That is probably why over the years we’ve won a swag of awards including the coveted Gold award at the 2010 Sydney Royal Show for our cold smoked salmon and being awarded the overall winner for Champion Salmon Product. From ensuring the salmon live in a stress free and pristine environment, to making sure our fish pens have the lowest stocking densities in the world, we go to considerable length to produce some of the best.
Why we are ethics driven
We feed our salmon the highest quality feed available and have developed innovative feeding techniques that are now used all round the world. Just as importantly, when our salmon are processed for sale, we do it in a humane way, utilising equipment that has been awarded by the RSPCA UK.
However, it doesn’t stop there, each year we reinvest much of our returns back into the business through research and development because you see, in the words of our founders, Peter and Frances Bender, at Huon Aquaculture “we don’t want to be the biggest, we simply want to be the best.”
That is the ‘Huon Method’ and we wouldn’t have it any other way.