Health & Welfare of Yellowtail Kingfish
Clean Seas is committed to manage its farming operations using best practice methods and practices to grow world class, high quality Yellowtail Kingfish whilst ensuring that the environment and ecology of the waters farmed remain pristine and safeguard the long term sustainability of our operations. Clean Seas Yellowtail Kingfish continue to maintain excellent health and survival rates which are consistently at world’s best practice levels.
Clean Seas Seafood have conducted a range of collaborative research projects to improve fish health and the welfare of our farmed yellowtail kingfish. The Research and Development conducted at Cleanseas on a day to day basis includes Flinders University staff, a collaboration which has been continuous over a period of 11 years. This in-house research includes investigations into more effective techniques to remove parasites from farmed fish, diet formulation aimed at providing optimal nutrition to enhance immune function and gut health, which leads to more resilient fish being less susceptible to challenges presented by their growing environment.
Over the past decade, research has been conducted with a number of research bodies including the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSWDPI) and the University of South Australia (UniSA) through the Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), AusIndustry and through direct funding.
Fish Health and Management
Clean Seas Seafood has pioneered the development of full cycle breeding and farming of yellowtail kingfish. Fish health and welfare is at the front and centre of our operation and we have a strong history of collaboration with government, industry and universities to develop best practice regimes in this crucial area.
We believe in fish health optimisation and disease prevention through simple but effective fish husbandry. Clean nets, scientifically formulated feeds, optimum stocking densities and a comprehensive fallowing plan are all examples of key elements of Clean Seas fish health care program.
The company operates a dedicated fish health team, led by nationally recognised veterinary experts in fish health. The focus of this team is prevention of adverse fish health incidents which means a process of continuous improvement is applied to all operations. Where new issues arise the company has a strong history of investment in research to generate knowledge to solve the problems. The fish health team maintains active surveillance programs on all fish stock and employ preventative management practices to identify and manage any problems early.