Our Salmon's Story

From Farm to Fork

Petuna understands consumers today want to know where their food comes from and that it is sustainably and ethically sourced, grown and processed.

We are proud to be the most sustainably certified aquaculture company in Australia, with the highest certifications of any aquaculture company in the world.

This extraordinary level of certification provides our consumers with the best possible guarantee of our ethical and sustainable practices.

The lifecycle of our salmon from farm to fork, tells the story of our superior approach to aquaculture.

Eggs
Alevin
Fry
Parr
Smolt
Adult
Broodstock

What We Stand For

Petuna is committed to producing the highest quality, sustainably sourced seafood whilst responsibly maintaining the welfare of our fish and the environments in which we operate.

Best Practice

Hatchery

Cressy

The Great Lake lies at the heart of Tasmania’s Central Plateau and is the source of the pristine fresh water our salmonids rely on for the first 12 to 18 months of their lives, in our hatchery at Cressy.

Our state-of-the-art recirculation system uses less than five per cent of the water used in traditional hatcheries, significantly reducing our environmental footprint.

Sustainable practices at Petuna start with our breeding program at Cressy, where pure, cool water from the Central Highlands lakes provides our hatchlings with the best possible start in life.

Our Broodstock are nurtured and their offspring carefully reared and hand-graded before being transported to our marine farms.

Marine Farm

Macquarie Harbour & Rowella

Our smolt are transferred to Petuna’s marine sites at Macquarie Harbour and Rowella in custom designed fish transport tankers, where water temperatures and oxygen levels are monitored and controlled.

Petuna’s own marine farms are stocked at some of the lowest commercial stocking densities in the world. Conservative biomass management has always been and will continue to be an inherent company philosophy.

Processing Facility

Devonport

Petuna’s state-of-the-art on-water harvest systems are world’s best practice for animal welfare, transferring our fish from sea to tanker in less than 40 seconds.

At our processing facility in Devonport, salmon are processed the same day they are harvested.

Every part of the fish is used and there is no processing waste from the site. Petuna’s high quality organic by-products are converted into usable proteins, such as fish meal and oil, mixed with green waste to form compost and used as a protein and flavour concentrate for pet food.

Petuna fully understand and accepts its social obligation to help maintain Tasmania’s pristine marine environment for decades to come and it is in our commercial best interest to do so.

Sustainable Growth

Petuna’s very future depends on best practice sustainable aquaculture, which demands the company maintains the critical balance between social, environmental and economic values.

Best Practice