Tassal operates three hatchery/nurseries which have the capacity to produce circa 10 million smolt a year. These smolt come from broodstock courtesy of an industry Selective Breeding Program (SBP). The smolt are majority reared at the company’s state-of-the-art land-based Rookwood Road Nursery in Ranelagh, Tasmania, with a much smaller number reared at our flow through hatchery at Russell Falls. After eight to 12 months the smolt are transferred to sea.
Tassal has four marine zones, where the standard pen has a volume of 11,600 cubic meters and holds enough Salmon to produce approximately 120 tonnes once harvested. Salmon are kept in these large sea cages for between 12 – 18 months and continue to grow until they are ready to be harvested.
Our target size is an average weight of 5.0 kg head on gutted (HOG) weight.
Our network includes:
- 3 directly controlled Salmon hatcheries and a majority ownership of industry hatchery Salmon Enterprises of Tasmania Pty Ltd (Saltas)
- 4 diverse marine farming zones
- 5 processing facilities
Plus 1 retail outlet, The Salmon Shop & 3,375 points of retail presence
CHANNEL ZONE & SOUTHERN ZONE