Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon

Delectable and nutritious in one world-class package

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Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon

Tassie is practically synonymous with fresh and pure, so it comes as no surprise that you can find the best seafood here. Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon in particular has gained recognition for its texture and flavour — not to mention its high nutritional value. Though Atlantic Salmon is not native to Tassie, thanks to the pristine environs, the species has thrived and is one of the most popular items on restaurant menus.

Why is Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon World-Class?

The moment you take your first bite of Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon, you know that you’re onto something truly special.

In Tassie, the salmon is raised in farms strategically located where only the purest water is found–water that is clean and free of diseases that commonly affect salmon. Also, the farms’ waters have the natural ideal temperature that gives the salmon quality an additional boost.

Our local farmers work hard to follow growing, feeding, and harvesting practices that make the most of the environment and preserves it as well. The result? Exquisite fish that can hold its own anywhere in the world.

The Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon Growth Life Cycle

There are six stages in the life of Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon.

1. Ova
Eggs are harvested from parent fish, which are transferred from the sea to the hatchery. These eggs are then fertilised and placed in incubators.

2. Yolk Sac Fry
When the eggs start hatching, they initially get nutrients from the yolk sac they’re attached to (much like chicks do). They eventually become baby fish and are moved to a different tank to where they eat specially formulated food.

3. Parr
As the fish get bigger, they are transferred to another area to further grow.

4. Smolt
Between 8 to 16 months after hatching, the salmon turn into what is called smolts. The process of returning them to the sea starts at around 15 months. At this point, they weigh about 70 grams.

5. Transfer
The smolts’ new home are nurseries which are usually in brackish water. Here, the fish are kept in cages where they reach 1.5 kg in 6-to-9 months. Some farmers opt to take the smolts directly back to the sea, however.

6. Harvest
The last stop for the salmon is their seawater cages, where they reach 4 to 5 kilograms and are harvested–ready to be brought to our tables.

Tassal

Ask any Tassie about salmon, and chances are that the next word that will come out of their mouth is “Tassal”. Founded in 1986, Tassie’s premier salmon farming company based in Hobart is known for their sustainability practices and high-quality salmon. Tassal offers salmon in different forms–from fresh to smoked to canned to fresh deli packages. If you want to spice things up, don’t miss their mustard and dill, tangy lemon and cracked pepper, and Japanese BBQ flavours.

Where To Buy

You won’t have to look far to find Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon. Just drop by any local supermarket, deli, or fish market. Or, if you want everything ready to eat, Tassie restaurants will gladly serve you savoury salmon dishes.

What to Do

Russell Falls - Bonorong - Salmon Ponds Tour

Private full day tour starting in Hobart including MT WELLINGTON, CASCADE BREWERY, JACKMAN & McROSS  Battery Point, SALMON PONDS (EST 1861), MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK – RUSSELL FALLS WALK  and NEW NORFOLK

Starting in Hobart, we will take you up Mount Wellington, also known as ‘Kunanyi’, the Aboriginal name given to the mountain by the traditional owners of the land. Mount Wellington is the backdrop to Hobart City, with breathtaking panoramic views of the city at 1271m above sea level.

We then travel down the mountain to see the iconic Cascade Brewery standing in startling, gothic isolation next to the clean-running Hobart Rivulet, Cascade is Australia’s oldest brewery (1832). A great stop for a photo opportunity.

Enjoy lunch at the ‘The Salmon Ponds Cafe’. The early European settlers introduced salmon, largely because of the popularity of fishing but also because of the unexpected economic benefits. After a number of failed attempts to transport them, the first live salmon and a small number of trout eggs arrived at these ponds in May 1864. The cafe offers offers fantastic Tasmanian produce, including top quality seafood.

Walk to Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park, a 20 minute walk round trip will take you through a unique bush, comprising of towering swamp gums, the tallest flowering plant on earth and species typical of wet forests and cool temperate rainforests, such as dogwood, musk and myrtle towards the falls, the track is also framed by stunning tall tree ferns. The falls themselves are superbly picturesque to say the least.

Finally, stop of a drink in the Bush Inn at New Norfolk one of the oldest pubs in Australia on the way back to Hobart.

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Mt Field, Salmon Ponds and Tasmanian Devils Day Tour

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Mt Field, Salmon Ponds, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Situated in Ulverstone, this apartment building is within 10 km of Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobster Expeditions, Shropshire Park, and Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre. Ulverstone History Museum and Gunns Plains Caves are also within 10 km.
Along with a golf course, this smoke-free apartment building has laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking is free. Other amenities include barbecue grills.
Each apartment offers a balcony, room service, and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Free bottled water, a hair dryer, and a shower are among the other amenities that guests will find.

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Ulverstone Boutique Accommodation

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