Our natural breeding programme produces approximately 2 million eggs each year, which are carefully nurtured until
they hatch. We then place the smolt in the fresh snow-fed waters of the Clutha
and Waitaki rivers, and when they reach 30 grams they are ready to transition
to our Stewart Island farms. It is here that they are placed on a careful
feeding and management programme until they reach the desired weight of around
4kg – perfect for harvesting, processing and sale to market.
King Salmon were originally brought to New Zealand from California and are often heralded as the very best salmon species in terms of taste, texture and nutritional quality. This quality has been recognised by world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium – who has named New Zealand King Salmon the world’s most environmentally sustainable farmed salmon.
Farmed at Big Glory Bay in Stewart Island, bordering a National Park, King Salmon are available year round. With silver sides and a green back, they are raised in sea cages and are completely free of chemicals and antibiotics.
Oily and high in omega-3, King Salmon can be baked, barbequed, poached, steamed, smoked, pan fried and served raw as sashimi.
NZ: Quinnat Salmon, Pacific Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Spring Salmon, SalmonCH: KönigslachsCIS: Tshavytsha, Charycha, Tikhookeanskiy LososDE: KönigslachsES: Salmon ChinookFR: Saumon RoyalIT: Salmone RealeJP: Masunosuke, SukeNL: Chinook ZalmUS & CA: King Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Spring Salmon
From the sea to your plate, we’re always looking for new ways to make the most of our beautiful New Zealand seafood. Check out some mouth-watering recipes from Sanford and Sons or Big Glory Bay and try something new tonight!
Sanford’s open ocean farm application
Sanford has lodged an application to farm King Salmon at an open ocean site, 28km from Bluff and 10km from the nearest island at the south east end of Foveaux Strait. We want to grow more salmon, and strengthen our Southland base. We care what you think, and we won’t be going ahead until we have consulted with you and the rest of the community. Here are the simple facts about our proposal and a full copy of the Application.
To learn more about our Application, please follow these links to
AEE - Resource Consent Applications and Assessment of Environmental Effects
A - Assessment of Ecological effects, Dr Mark James & Hilke Giles
B - Volume 1 the Seabed survey, ADS Environmental Services
C - Volume II Hydrodynamic modelling, ADS Environmental Services
D - Volume III Depositional modelling, ADS Environmental Services
E - Volume IV Nutrient modelling, ADS Environmental Services
F - Marine Pests assessment of effects, Dr Barrie Forests
G - Wild-harvest fisheries in Foveaux Strait, Pisces Research
H - Open ocean salmon farming and Marine Mammal assessment, Cawthron Institute
I - Assessment of environmental effects on Foveaux Strait Seabirds, Wildlands Research
J - Assessment of Seascape and Natural Character Effects, Frank Boffa
K - Assessment of Navigation Matters, Jason Eriksson
L - Assessment of the planning documents
M - Assessment of the information provided against the requirements of the Fourth Schedule of the RMA and information requirements of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland
N - Preliminary Pen and Grid Configuration – AKVA, Mark Porter