Sustainability at Humpty Doo Barramundi
Our environmental credentials are more than a requirement - sustainability runs deep through the core of our operations.
The environmental credentials of Humpty Doo Barramundi are first tier, surpassing the legal and commercial requirements. Third party sustainable certification, coupled with a commitment to eco efficiency, has resulted in the development of habitat of native flora and fauna, whilst producing a premium quality fish.
We were one of the first barramundi farms in Australia to be certified under the Australian Sustainable Barramundi Certification program in 2014.
Now we've taken our sustainability certification global, with the Best Aquaculture Practices program. (see below)
It's not just about our immediate environment. It's about the health of the fish we care for; the food we feed them and the health and well being of our staff, and the people who enjoy our premium barramundi.
We monitor our water quality to protect the health of our fish and the environment around us. We also source our feed from Ridley, as their MarineFloat is Global Gap and FeedSafe accredited. What’s in our fish feed?
Our water treatment and reuse minimises impact on our surrounding environment. While our closed water recirculation system means we rarely discharge water from the farm, we do have an Environment Protection Licence issued by the NT Environment Protection Authority.
What is Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)?
Consumers increasingly request that their food is responsibly produced. They want to know that the fish they are eating is safe to eat, has been treated well, and the people work under fair conditions.
BAP certification is valued by retailers and consumers around the world because of its high standards and holistic approach to the health of the environment, the fish and the consumer.
The BAP program addresses every key element of responsible aquaculture, including environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability. It is one of the most comprehensive sustainability certification systems designed for aquaculture in the world.
As a BAP facility, HDB can give assurance that we have a high standard of responsible aquaculture practices through BAP’s comprehensive third-party audited procedures.
Successful aquaculture farms must meet high level standards set by Global Aquaculture Alliance, a non profit association dedicated to advancing responsible aquaculture practices.
Learn more about BAP at www.bapcertification.org