Yumbah Aquaculture recognised for sustainable methods

Updated October 18 2021 - 7:10am, first published October 17 2021 - 11:33pm

Shellfish aquaculture company Yumbah Aquaculture has reached a major sustainability milestone, being awarded internationally-recognised Aquaculture Stewardship Council to mark a lengthy commitment to sustainable farming.

The certification is for the company's four land-based abalone farms across Australia, at Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, Bicheno, Tas, and Yarrawonga, Vic.

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Each of the four farms were subjected to a rigorous independent audit pursuant to seven key performance-based principles established by ASC, including preservation of natural habitats, responsible use of feed and other resources, minimisation of adverse environmental impacts, and preservation of the diversity of the wild population.

Yumbah chief executive David Wood said the recently-received certification was a key milestone for the company.

"ASC is a global benchmark for sustainable farming practices and having all four farms officially certified is testament to the hard work of our people to attain this," Mr Wood said.

"As we continue to invest in Victoria, SA and Tasmania, it's important we match our growth ambition with a commitment to meet and exceed international environment and consumer standards."

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