Cannings strives to source its seafood from only the most sustainability-minded suppliers in Australia. It’s no secret that seafood is a dwindling resource so we only choose species and production methods approved by the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Sustainability guide.
Cannings sources it’s Salmon from Huon Aquaculture, in Tasmania. Huon are setting benchmarks when it comes to Salmon farming, and are aiming for true sustainability. Raised in pens that dot the coast-line along the South-Eastern corner of Tasmania, the Salmon have the luxury of real ocean water which flows freely through their cages, maintaining a healthy temperature and oxygen supply. Salmon can grow to be very large fish, so cramped conditions are always a concern with farming them. However, at Huon, this is simply not the case. They having the lowest stocking density of any Salmon farm in the world, at a 99% water and 1% fish ratio. The fish are fed pellets made from “forage fish” – small ocean fish, much like sardines and fortified with Omega 3 and Vitamins.
Being leaders in sustainable and ethical fish production, Huon’s Sustainability Dashboard tracks their operations live – collecting and mapping data about their fish, farms, staff and environmental impact.
A little further-a-field, in Queensland’s pristine Whitsundays is Coral Coast Barramundi. Coral Coast channel a constant flow of fresh sea-water about a kilometre inland to their plant so they can farm their fish in a controlled environment without compromising on the quality of their conditions. The other reason for farming them like this is to minimise the impact on the delicate ecosystems of The Whitsundays’, coves and estuaries. The farms are fully equipped with a HACCP Certified processing plant on site, helping to minimise handling as much as possible. From there the fish are transported overnight to markets so they never have to be frozen. Coral Coast’s Barramundi have clean, semi-transparent flesh which turns a pure white when cooked.
The rest of our seafood products are brought to us by our long-time fishmongers Red Coral. Red Coral have been in the business long enough to see how the tides change. They know which populations can be harvested and which should be allowed to replenish. They source locally fished ocean fish and river fish along with molluscs and crustaceans – and can get it to us at the drop of a hat. Nothing fresher!
We also stock a limited amount of premium import product in the form of genuine wild caught Sockeye Salmon, Black Cod and Halibut from the waters of Alaska and Canada. These fish really have no substitute.
Australian, market fresh seafood delivered everyday. Responsibly sourced and purchased to ensure minimal environmental impact. Quality, freshness, locality and sustainability are key when we source our seafood.