Atlantic Salmon: From egg to plate

A lecture hosted by The Royal Society of Tasmania
About the Speaker
Kevin Chilman joined the navy as a Shipwright Apprentice and trained at a naval facility in Sydney. After serving 9 years in the Navy and after 7 years owning a farm in South Australia, he went back to his trade at Port Lincoln Ship Construction. During this time, as Fitting-Out Manager, a trawler for Petuna Seafood’s was built. When the shipyard closed down, he moved to Tasmania and worked for Petuna as the Hatchery manager, living onsite at the hatchery on Brumby Creek near Cressy. Kevin is currently the Infrastructure Manager and manage projects on all sites owned by Petuna Aquaculture.
Brief Abstract of the Talk
An overview of Salmon Production by Petuna Aquaculture ranging from the Hatchery located at Cressy, the sea site at Strahan and the processing factory at East Devonport.Inclusions will be the life cycle of Atlantic Salmon and how that is enhanced for farming, how they are prepared for sea water, how they are harvested and how they are transported around the State
Free admission for RST members
$5 General Public
$3 Friends of the museum
$2 Students
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