• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Salmon Growing in Tasmania

Salmon Growing in Tasmania

Year 9-10 Design & Technologies – Salmon Growing in Tasmania

Content Description

  • Investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre (ACTDEK044)
  • Investigate and make judgments on how the characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment can be combined to create designed solutions (ACTDEK046)
  • Investigate and make judgments, within a range of technologies specialisations, on how technologies can be combined to create designed solutions (ACTDEK047)
  • Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions against comprehensive criteria for success recognising the need for sustainability (ACTDEP051)

​The teacher guide, student activities and accompanying video enable students to undertake a series of guided investigations and develop a sound knowledge base from which to critically assess how ethical and sustainability considerations are upheld throughout all stages of the salmon production cycle in Tasmania. Students are challenged to develop a designed solution for a salmon pen that will provide the salmon better protection from predators, provide a safer working environment for the salmon farm workers and safeguard the marine environment.
These activities have been designed to be used in conjunction with the case study video.

Yr 9-10 Design & Technology – Salmon Growing Tasmania (1.1MB)


This video provides an overview of Huon Aquaculture s salmon production operation at Hideaway Bay in southern Tasmania and presents a design challenge for students in regard to addressing the dual imperative of maintaining fish health and welfare and worker safety. Huon Aquaculture is one of Tasmania s leading salmon producers.

Audio description version video
Salmon Farming video transcript (49KB)



Fishing, aquaculture, sustainable, innovation, farmed salmon, wildcatch, seafood, ethical production, fish health and welfare, hatchery, salmon life cycle, marine environment