Murray Cod Reel of Fortune participant, Corowa’s Mark Williams, has snapped up the competition’s Goodwill Fish, donating $5000 to OzFish.
Wow, what an honour! Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod is absolutely delighted to announce that we have taken out the top prize at the NSW Business Chamber annual awards, being named NSW business of the Year.
Aquna also took out the highly coveted NSW Excellence in Sustainability award.
Announced at a gala event in Sydney on Friday night, the double-win is a testament to the Aquna team who work tirelessly towards our vision of setting the environmental sustainability benchmark globally for the aquaculture industry.
For Chairman Ross Anderson, it was a privilege to accept the awards.
To have our team recognised as NSW Business of the Year for our sustainability credentials out of 800,000 businesses in NSW is a testament to the hard-working people behind Aquna.
“As we continue to build and grow our business, we’re constantly finding new and better ways to be sustainable, he said.”
Aquna’s philosophy, Life tastes better our way, was crafted to capture what the business stands for, which includes finding a better way to deliver food security through sustainable aquaculture.
While Aquna has implemented world-leading sustainable practices across the entire organisation, it’s the community work that the Griffith-based business is doing, that makes Mr Anderson the proudest.
“We’re participating in a state government-restocking program. We breed and raise the Murray cod fingerlings in our hatchery, which are released into the Murray-Darling Basin, Mr Anderson said”
“More than one million of our fingerlings have been released into the river system.”
“Last month, we rescued 44 large Murray cod from the Darling River near Pooncarie. We will house and care for these fish until the river recovers enough that they can be safely returned to their original home, he concluded.”