A SOUTH Australian aquaculture company was the winner of the Responsible Producer Award at the national Sustainable Seafoods Awards recently.
Jointly held by the Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council, the annual awards recognise organisations and individuals who make significant contributions towards responsible aquaculture and sustainable fishing practices.
Yumbah Aquaculture, which operates out of Port Lincoln and Kangaroo Island, received the Responsible Producer award, which is awarded to an Australian-based ASC-certified company who most responsibly mitigates its impact on the environment, improves environmental outcomes and demonstrates and advanced relationship with the local community.
Yumbah chief executive officer David Wood said the award was confirmation of the company's commitment to sustainability and community.
"It's great to be recognised as an organisation for our ongoing commitment to sustainable farming practices across our farms in Vic, Tas and SA," he said.
"Every day we are evaluating our farming environment and processes to ensure we are responsibly farming for today, tomorrow and the next generation.
"We know what we produce will serve as a vital food source in the years ahead and are committed to constantly ensuring we are improving the quality and sustainability of our produce.
"Along with our sustainability efforts is our commitment to community. Our Yumbah family live and work in the communities where they farm, so supporting our local communities through fundraising and sponsorship has always been integral to the way we do business.
"This award is a proud moment for Yumbah in recognising our work for the industry, but it's in our nature to innovate and improve, and that's exactly what we'll continue do."
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