Our Fortress Pens prevent seals from entering our pens, which means that they are unable to become trapped. Seals are also unable to access the walkways, reducing the likelihood of aggressive seals interacting with employees. Huon has not relocated any seals since August 2016 and we do not anticipate any further seal relocation events in the future.
Seal data is currently being verified by DPIPWE
Salmon farms are seen by birds as a place to perch and a source of food – from the fish and the fish feed.
The birds commonly found at our farms include cormorants (black-faced, great and pied), seagulls (Pacific, silver and kelp), eagles (mostly sea but occasionally wedge-tailed), and the occasional penguin and petrel.