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TASMANIA-The ideal place for Huon Salmon.

TASMANIA

TASMANIA

Located in the South-East of Australia, Tasmania is a land of mild marine climate.
Tasmania is an island state located 240km off the South East shore of mainland Australia. It is between south latitude 40 to 43.5 degrees, and is the right opposite to Hokkaido, with the equator being the center. However, different to Hokkaido, Tasmania is known for its year round mild and calm marine climate condition. The island is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the South West coast, Tasman Sea on the East coast, and the North by Bass Strait separating Tasmania from the mainland. Tasmania has an area of 67,800 square kilometers and is a touch smaller than Hokkaido, representing about 1% of the entire Australia in land mass. The population is approximately 480,000, and is the smallest of all states.Capital city is Hobart.

Premium Tasmanian Salmon Brand : Huon Aquaculture Group.

Peter and Frances Bender, the founders of the Huon Aquaculture Group.

Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd

Striving for excellence, is the mantra of Peter and Frances Bender when they started salmon farming in 1988. Peter and Frances chose to locate their headquarters in the pristine and rugged environment where the water from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area flows to, to produce the best product possible. Huon Salmon is grown with care under this pristine environment. With Huon’s unique techniques such as the feeding system, fallowing periods and other technologies unheard of in other salmon farming regions, Huon is able to provide and deliver the best salmon to many consumers around the globe.

Features

Selective Breeding

Selective Breeding

Huon has been selectively breeding their salmon since 2002 to select eggs that are resistant to deceases, better growth rates, and flesh color to be able to deliver stable superior quality fish throughout the year. This has proven successful with growth rate and flesh color improving, and now with Huon's world class hatchery in full operation, the selective breeding program is expected to provide even better and quicker results.

Feeding System

Feeding System

Huon uses a unique feeding system designed and manufactured in-house on all the sea cages. The underwater sensor detects the amount of feed precipitating, enabling the feeder to stop feeding when the salmon is full. With this unique feeding system, all of the salmon are fed until required, which allows uniformity in sizes and good growth rates. This also prevents waste and keeps the environment clean.

Feed

Feed

Fish meals and fish oils are the essentials when farming superior and healthy salmon. After repeating trials, Huon has determined the most efficient ratio to be used in the feed. Fish meals provide health and fish oil provide fat to the salmon. With this original ratio, Huon is able to farm healthy fish in summer time when the fish tend to weaken and less resistant to deceases. Also, by reducing the amount of fish oil compared to other farmed salmon, Huon's fish taste is non-fatty, and very good for sashimi and sushi.

Density

Density

54m diameter cages are used in all of Huon fish farms. Density in summer period is 8kg / cubic meter, and 11kg / cubic meter in the winter period. With this low density unheard of anywhere else in the world, Huon is able to farm and produce a very healthy and firm texture fish without any stress. The beautiful tail shape is also proof of the low density.

Fallowing

Fallowing

Huon's fish cages are frequently transferred to different sites according to the growth of the salmon, and provides fallowing period for the sea beds and each farming areas. This provides a resting time for the sites and maintains the environment in the best condition. Huon only uses 50% of the licenses provided by the state government, and this is one of the reasons why Huon is able to provide fallowing periods for the sites.

Net Change

Net Change

It is essential to maintain clean nets for smooth oxygen flow, therefore, frequent net changes are very important in salmon farming. During freshwater bathing, the nets are taken to Huon's own net cleaning facility for cleaning. Seaweed and other fouling are dried and processed into fertilizer, and water is filtered then returned back to the sea.

Consistent Supply

Consistent Supply

Due to the annual mild climate, unlike anywhere else in the world, Salmon grown in Tasmania reaches maturity in about one year after put to sea. It has always been a challenge to supply consistent sizes and quality throughout the year. Huon, by selective breeding, feeding techniques and the use of underwater lights, which provides an illusion of the sun light, delays maturation while the salmon maintains growth. This allows stable and consistent supply throughout the year.

Harvest and Processing

Huon uses towing technique to tow each cage for harvesting. Now widely used around the globe when harvesting salmon, Huon was the first in the world to begin use of the percussion stunning method. With minimal stress given to the salmon, fish is stunned, gills cut, and bled all in an instant. With this short length of time, the fish heart maintains pumping, which allows quicker bleeding.
The processing factory is only a few hours away from the harvest site, and the fish are delivered soon after the chilling process. All fish are processing and packed pre-rigour. Because the fish are harvested and packed from late evening to early morning, the fish are delivered to Japan within 3 days.

Harvest and Processing

Recovery

Huon with its selective breeding and unique farming technologies, have a small head, and firm body texture. With this, recovery rate from fish to fillets have proven to be over 5% better than other region salmon. The pre-rigor process also enables the fish to lessen gapping while delivering a great texture salmon.

Recovery

Region Head Fillet
Huon Salmon 5.4%(245g) Fillet 1:1,930g
Fillet 2:1,880g
Total:84.2%(3.810g)
Salmon A 11.5%(535g) Fillet 1:1,815g
Fillet 2:1,785g
Total:77.2%(3,600g)
Salmon B 9.1%(410g) Fillet 1:1,790g
Fillet 2:1,795g
Total:79.7%(3,585g)
Salmon C 10.4%(485g) Fillet 1:1,865g
Fillet 2:1,785g
Total:78.2%(3,650g)

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