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Biosecurity Farmer of the Year

In 2013, Huon were named the Australian Biosecurity (animal) Farmer of the Year. In a first for the Australian Farmer of the Year awards, Huon are the first aquaculture company to receive this prestigious award. The award recognizes that farming, regardless of whether it is on land or in the water faces many of the same risks. Originally cattle and sheep farmers, Peter and Frances Bender understand how important it is to keep livestock free from the risk of disease. That is why they have worked closely with Huon's veterinarian, Steve Percival to develop a preventative health plan to ensure that diseases do not access the fish in the first place. “People often think that because we employ a veterinarian that...

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Defence Employer Support Awards

In 2014, Huon Aquaculture received The Australian Defence Force Supportive Employer Awards at an awards ceremony at Government House. The Employer support awards aims to formally recognise the contribution employers have made to Defence Reservists as they transition into and continue their time within the workforce. Huon was acknowledged as a supportive employer by its own Defence Reservist, Steven Hore who works on the farm in Tasmania’s south. As a supportive employer, Huon often gives Steven time off to pursue training and workshops with the defence forces. Huon will aim to continue supporting Steven and respect his dedication to the armed forces.

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Tasmanian Safety Awards

In 2013, Huon won the “best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue” in the Tasmanian Safety Awards conducted by Work Safe Tasmania. This award was won for the development and introduction of predator proof pens that will be rolled out throughout the company by 2015. These new pens are designed to keep predators such as seals and bird life out of the pens and to keep our workers and fish safe. A major feature of the new pens is an enclosed walkway which has eliminated 90 per cent of slips, trips and falls. The introduction of the new pens has already achieved great occupational health and safety outcomes and is already attracting international interest for its clever...

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Tasmanian Exporter of the Year

In 2012 Huon were named the Tasmanian Exporter of the Year for their dedication and commitment to building greater relationships with overseas markets. This commitment now extends beyond Japan which initially was the only overseas market for the Tasmanian salmon industry. This would not have been achieved if Huon had not decided to start selling salmon under their own brand which commenced in 2007. “Huon has been exporting salmon, particularly to Japan, since the industry began but in those days it was in other companies boxes”, said Frances Bender. “We now sell proudly under the Huon brand promoting not only Tasmania but also our own beautiful region of the Huon Valley”. Since the Huon brand was launched, Huon Aquaculture has...

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Huon salmon looks better, tastes better and is better

Consecutive Best in Shows for Huon Aquaculture’s Banquet Slice Tasmanian Smoked Salmon at the 2010 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show and 2010 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards have proven once and for all that the Tasmanian producer really is the best in the business. Both awards were coveted by other salmon producers but it was Huon’s unique Banquet Slice product that was deemed a cut above the rest, collecting an unmatched perfect 100 points winning the Richard Langdon Champion Product in Show in Hobart. Co-founder of the innovative Tasmanian family owned company Huon Aquaculture, Frances Bender, said that the whole team was thrilled to again be recognised for its quality products amidst a world class field. “To be awarded Best...

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