Seafarms Group Limited is an integrated farmed prawn producer. Seafarms is also a committed aquaculture production developer and investor that is committed to significant R&D expenditure in Australia.
Seafarms acquired the Seafarm business in January 2014; the Seafarm story itself having started in 1988 at Cardwell, a picturesque town located adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
The region has breathtaking views of Hinchinbrook Island, the largest island on the Great Barrier Reef. The predictable temperatures, and pristine seawaters of the Hinchinbrook Channel made Cardwell the perfect location for establishing our prawn farms and the Crystal Bay Prawn brand.
Today, Seafarms is Australia’s largest producer of farmed prawns and one of the country’s largest aquaculture developers. Seafarms has 148 ponds covering 160 hectares, across three locations throughout North Queensland, and is proudly an Australian company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Producing – high-quality, year-round reliable prawn volumes for both Australian customers and export markets.
Seafarms is committed to sustainability and believe that farmed seafood is the most sustainable way to provide seafood to the world. Crystal Bay Prawns are produced using environmentally sustainable culture processes, state of the art processing facilities and support services. Seafarms believes that protection of the environment is a primary corporate responsibility.
Therefore, all the Seafarms business activities reflect these beliefs and strive constantly to;
- Adopt best management practices to conduct operations in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Implement sound environmental management practices to minimise the impacts due to our business operations.
- Comply with all relevant environmental regulations.
- Minimize resource consumption and waste generation by efficient use of resources.
- Protect all natural ecosystems in our area.
- Conduct necessary programmes to enhance environmental awareness among our employees.
Furthermore, Seafarms has entered into a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with the Queensland State Government whereby a large parcel of land totalling more than 45 Ha has been retained in perpetuity as a nature buffer between the two Cardwell farms.