Health & sustainability

The Company One is the culmination of over 20 years of dedicated research under the guidance of Dr. Richard Knuckey. By combining the right species with novel feeds and innovative practices, The Company One can produce spectacular and sustainable products coupled with outstanding environmental performance in a scalable model.

We at The Company One acknowledge the importance of maintaining the health of our operating environment. Accordingly, we regularly undertake independent NATA-accredited water quality testing of discharge water to confirm that our operations have a minimal impact on our surrounding ecosystem. With commercial production of Grouper currently in its infancy, The Company One is strongly committed to delivering substantial growth in this industry in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Key elements of our sustainable aquaculture practices include

Ideal feed conversion ratio

Our juvenile grouper are fed a semi-floating, specifically formulated pellet. The pellet size is increased as fish size increases. Feeding is performed under close supervision to ensure that no feed is wasted to achieve both environmental best practice and optimum feed conversion ratios (FCR = kilograms of feed per 1 kilogram of fish produced).

Sustainable Feed

The feed on which we grow our Grouper is specially formulated and consists of fishmeal, fish oil, cereals, vitamins, minerals and binders. The fishmeal and fish oil components are currently derived from strictly managed, internationally recognised, sustainable marine resources. Feed is manufactured and supplied by leading feed companies in Australia that operate mills in Queensland and Tasmania. The feed company’s research and development division, in conjunction with the Australian aquaculture industry and Australia’s Commonwealth science body CSIRO, continues to focus on ways to replace fishmeal and fish oil with more sustainable proteins such as lupins, soybean or wheat as well as plant oils. The Company One is committed to working proactively to optimise diet formulations that reduce dependence on marine resources.

SPF Fish

Pathogens are a common threat to successful aquaculture, therefore as well as supplying fingerlings to the highest physical standard, we work to ensure they are also Specific Pathogen Free. All cohorts of fingerlings are produced in our biosecure hatchery and nursery where parasites and pathogens are excluded. Before export, samples are screened and certified free of specific pathogens such as Nodavirus and Iridovirus by NATA accredited laboratories.

Clean Salt Waters, Minimal Pollution & Habitat Effects

Strict controls are in place to ensure a high level of water quality and biosecurity are achieved, underpinned by close management of production stocking densities and feed rates.