Wildlife protection

Huon is committed to transparency and to proactively provide information that relates to the sustainability of our farming operations. As such, the majority of the information below has already been made publicly available by Huon.

Wildlife interactions

Seals
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.

Read about our seal interactions here > 

Birds
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.

Read about our bird interactions here >

Open letters to Huon Salmon buyers. 

The purpose of this open letter is to ensure that our buyers are aware of important aspects of Huon’s farming practices by providing information relating to:

  • Genetically modified stock;
  • Transgenic (GM) plant raw material in the feed;
  • Medications used in production in freshwater and marine sites; and
  • Hormone usage.

Huon proactively provides this information as part of its commitment to transparency and to assist in informed decision making by our buyers.

Read the open letter here >

Unexplained loss at Zuidpool 

Zuidpool 15YC Estimated Unexplained Loss of 1.9%

Zuidpool 16YC Estimated Unexplained Gain 0.98%*

*As of 26 September 2017.

The unexplained gain and loss as mentioned above are within the margin of error.