Stocking density

Stocking density

Huon has the lowest stocking density in the world

Huon Aquaculture has the lowest stocking density in the world at a maximum of 8kg per m3. To give this context, our pens currently contain 99% water and 1% fish. We also plan to reduce our stocking densities even lower over the next couple of years as part of our Future of Fish Farming program.

Low stocking densities mean that there is reduced concentration of organic nutrient inputs such as feed and salmon faeces immediately under our pens. This, coupled with our farm fallowing program, means that the local ecology (animals and food webs) can process those inputs more quickly. Similarly, when stocking densities are low, oxygen in the seabed can break down nutrients more quickly and can easily deal with organic enrichment from our farm operations.

Click here to find out more about our stocking density as it relates to fish health and welfare.