Benthic & Water Quality Management
Managing the water quality and benthic health around our farms is not only a condition of our Marine Farming license but it’s simply the right thing to do, and it’s key to our fish performance and quality. Tassal is committed to sound environmental practices at our marine sites and we are currently working to better understand the hydrodynamic profiles of our sites, and the organic inputs from our farming operations. We systematically survey the benthic environment at
each of our marine farms with a remote controlled underwater camera or “ROV”. We do this to ensure that we understand the benthic health of each site and can plan appropriate fallowing as required. We are gaining a better understanding, and managing our inputs, we are doing this through cooperative efforts with the feed supply companies and modelling our benthic impacts through an internationally recognised depositional model. We are leading industry in cooperating in a larger area based environmental project which provides an ecosystem based approach to support sustainable aquaculture management; ensuring the long-term health of the environments in which we operate. This will be achieved through partnership between industry, regulators and community; instigating improvements in monitoring approaches and uptake and use of high quality environmental information on an ongoing, operational basis.