Our Sustainability

Sustainability is crucial to the success of Yumbah’s produce and is front and centre of everything Yumbah does. In the last 50 years, overfishing, habitat degradation and pollution has seen wild abalone fisheries across the globe progressively decline.

Yumbah has worked hard to close its breeding cycle, which means 100 per cent of its abalone are bred from Yumbah pedigree broodstock. Yumbah abalone farms are pump ashore, meaning all discharge water can easily be monitored and waste quality and its impacts are tightly regulated and controlled.

Yumbah adheres to strict license conditions from government agencies and collects regular water quality and environmental monitoring data. A recent survey of receiving waters at Yumbah Narrawong revealed no evidence of any environmental impact after sixteen years of operation.

The Bonney Upwelling

Understand the natural phenomenon known as “The Bonney Upwelling”, Dr Peter Gill and the important role it plays producing some of the world’s most prized seafood’s and how it helps feed the largest mammal on the planet.

Yumbah’s investment in producing feed allows us to not only monitor the quality of ingredients and their sustainable source, but also actively participate in research and development to further improve FCRs.

Yumbah is constantly striving to improve sustainability to ensure that Yumbah abalone can be eaten for generations to come.