Health & Welfare of our Kingfish

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.

Research and Development
Clean Seas boasts one of the best aquaculture research facilities in the southern hemisphere. Our site at Arno Bay, South Australia, is equipped with 20 large tanks that support a rigorous research and development program, conducted both in-house by our qualified team of researchers as well as in partnership with industry-leading research bodies. Collaborations include Flinders University, University of South Australia, NSW Department of Primary Industries, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, University of Western Australia, CH4 Global, Western Australian Department of Primary and Primary Industries and Regions South Australia.

Outcomes from this research assist the Clean Seas R+D team to support and continually enhance the health and welfare of our yellowtail kingfish, in particular their diets, as well as providing valuable insights into how to minimise impact on the local marine environment and improve the sustainability of production. One very promising collaboration currently underway with CH4 Global involves locating seaweed farms downstream from our yellowtail kingfish pens so the seaweed can be harvested for use in cattle feed. Being so nutrient-rich, this seaweed is highly effective in reducing cattle methane emissions which in turn helps to reduce greenhouse gases.

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.