Petuna to donate trout for Cressy community competition

Petuna will today begin removing 700 ocean trout from their ponds at Cressy to be donated to the Cressy Community Trout Expo and relocated to Brumby’s Creek over three days this weekend.

Posted on September 20, 2019

The trout, born and raised in Petuna’s state of the art hatchery, will be released into the competition area where keen locals will spend the weekend angling for the winning fish.

Experienced Aquaculture Technician and Petuna Manager of Freshwater Operations, René Contreras, said Petuna was proud to be able to donate trout for this exciting community event, as it has been doing for many years.

“As a Tasmanian company employing many Tasmanians, Petuna has always been conscious of giving back to our local communities,” Mr Contreras said.

“We support a wide range of initiatives, especially in those areas where our employees are based – Cressy, Strahan, Rowella and Devonport,” he said.

One hundred trout, carefully handpicked and generously donated by Petuna, will be transported to Brumby’s Creek on Monday, where approximately 400 school students will vie for catch of the day in the Australian Schools Trout Fishing Championship.

“Our donations and sponsorships aim to strengthen the communities in which we operate, so we were more than happy to contribute to this wonderful community event,” Mr Contreras said.

Petuna Ocean Trout was recently awarded the gold medal ‘Fresh Fish’ at Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food Show 2018.

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