Our Operations

Encompassing the life cycle of King salmon, our business is operationally diverse.

Egg to plate

From breeding right through to branding, we believe a key component to delivering the highest quality salmon products to consumers and chefs around the world is retaining complete control of our processes.

Seafarms

Following transfer from freshwater facilities, salmon are grown for up to 18 months in one of our Marlborough Sounds sea farms.

Hatchery & broodstock facilities

We operate three freshwater facilities for broodstock, smolt and as risk mitigation. Broodstock are tagged and monitored throughout their lives – we assess the best female and male salmon for our breeding programme.

Harvest

Salmon are transferred to our harvest barge, where they are humanely dispatched and transported on ice by specialised tankers to our Nelson processing facility on the same day.

Processing

Whole salmon are weighed, gilled and gutted. Depending on customer demand, further processing such as filleting, portioning and smoking may also take place.

Branding

A wide variety of fresh, smoked and value-added products are dispatched to both foodservice and retail customers under our Regal, Southern Ocean, Big Catch and Omega Plus brands. The highest quality whole salmon are labelled Ōra King and individually numbered for traceability.

We harvest and process our King salmon on the same day with fresh whole fish generally dispatched within 24 hours of harvest.

Through pro-active communications we will continue to be honest and transparent about our activities.

Our sustainability story

We are commited to using resources responsibly and reducing our impacts wherever possible.