> Premium Murray cod: how we’ve improved on nature
Premium Murray cod: how we’ve improved on nature
At Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod, our goal has been to improve on what nature has provided us. Guided by this ambition, we have created a luxury aquaculture product with key features that distinguish our fish from wild Murray cod.
Our innovative farming system has improved the flavour of our Murray cod. Delicate and mild, Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod doesn’t have the earthy flavour often associated with the wild freshwater fish. Our cod is grown off the pond floor.
Produced in open ponds, in their native water, our Murray cod has a reputation for being the best on the market and is consistently on the menu at some of Australia’s top restaurants. We are currently exploring opportunities in export markets, including Japan.
As a vertically-integrated producer of Murray cod, we can track the product through all stages of production, processing and distribution. This means we can guarantee the size and quality of the product – an all-important plus for our local and global customers.
Better for the environment
Aquna is helping to improve on nature with our environmental commitment to boosting wild stocks of Murray cod, considered to be endangered. Through innovation, we have secured a constant supply of fingerlings for our business, which has allowed us to return 500,000 native Murray cod fingerlings to their native waterways.
Our dedication to continuous improvement has been recognised with the following award wins:
Excellence in Business – 2018 Griffith Outstanding Business Awards
Excellence in Innovation – 2018 Griffith Outstanding Business Awards
Excellence in Business – 2018 Murray-Riverina Regional Business Awards
Excellence in Innovation – 2018 Murray-Riverina Regional Business Awards
Regional Business of the Year – 2018 Murray-Riverina Regional Business Awards
We will be representing Griffith at the New South Wales Business Chamber Awards on 23 November.
The appointment of worlding-leading chef, Heston Blumenthal, as a shareholder and key advocate at Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod created quite a stir last week. The story, which made international headlines, has sparked a surge of new interest in our luxury product.
Our pond to plate video is a tale of how innovation, technology and hard work has combined to create Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod, a fine-dining fish sought-after by chefs in restaurants throughout Australia and around the world.
Traditionally, the Australian agricultural industry has been heavily dependent on women’s off-farm work. At Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod, we’re proactively providing opportunities for women to join our team.
With reports of more than a million fish dying along a 40-kilometre stretch of the Darling River in far north west New South Wales, Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod has joined forces with the community to try and prevent further deaths.
Launched in July 2018, Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod is the new brand identity for Murray Cod Australia (MCA). It is an exciting evolution that better positions the thriving aquaculture business as the producer of premium Murray cod.
Award-winning chef and restauranteur, Luke Piccolo, shares our connection with the Riverina. We’re thrilled to have him on board as our ambassador. A Griffith local with Italian heritage, Luke grew up surrounded by food and culture.
A delicious protein alternative, Murray cod is a great addition to your family meal repertoire. Mild in taste and firm in texture, cod is versatile and easy to cook. Plus, it’s packed with a wonderful and wide range of vitamins and minerals.