The Akaroa Harbour is our back yard.
We swim here, we fish here, we work here.
It’s our job to help protect it.
Akaroa Salmon is an active guardian of the local waterways under the industry’s A+ programme (www.aplusaquaculture.nz) which sets world-leading sustainability standards across a range of environmental, community and social criteria, and measures our performance against those standards.
New Zealand farmed salmon is recognised among the world’s most sustainable by the globally respected Seafood Watch (http://www.seafoodwatch.org/) programme.
Akaroa Salmon voluntarily subscribes to the environmental standards of the Best Management Practices guidelines, established for salmon farming in the Marlborough Sounds by an expert working group consisting of local council, science providers, community representatives, the Ministry for Primary Industry, and international experts.
In more than 30 years of farming, the seafloor underneath our farms is still good shape. Scientists from the Cawthron Institute recently studied our benthic impacts and found them within acceptable environmental limits
The fish oil and fish meal used in our feed pellets comes from sustainably managed anchovy fishery and from the by-products from other sustainable fisheries.
Feeding Our SalmonOur fish thrive on our high quality proprietary feed which contains a carefully formulated blend of protein rich ingredients, vitamins, minerals and oils. The diet is aligned with our values of providing a natural salmon diet which meets our environmental principles. All feed used is certified safe, sustainable, and GM free.
How we feed our salmon is very important to us. Each pen of salmon is hand fed by our dedicated farmers every day. It is an opportunity for us to closely observe our stock and ensure they are being well cared for as they grow through the changing seasons. There are a number of variables to consider when feeding salmon, as each can influence their appetite. These variables can include weather, tidal flow, and water temperature. Our well trained staff ensure the daily feeding regime is adapted to these changing dietary requirements.