Yumbah’s story combines the unique and pristine qualities of the Great Southern Ocean, a team of people dedicated to responsible, sustainable aquaculture and investment in innovative and scalable systems. 

Yumbah is building on its abalone farming experience to become Australia’s leading shellfish aquaculture company.  Our business today comprises of operations in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia, farming abalone, oysters and mussels for both the domestic and international consumer markets, as well as oyster spat for the South Australian oyster industry.

We are privileged to work with the natural elements of the Southern Ocean to deliver sustainably and responsibly grown shellfish to the world markets.

With the permission of the traditional custodians of the Yaygirr language we call ourselves Yumbah, meaning ‘larger shellfish’. From ‘pellet to plate’, we nurture our shellfish from birth to harvest, then carefully process and package and sell it as our own brand. That’s the secret to a great coastal seafood experience born of respect, care, and passion.

The Yumbah Story

The Yumbah story begins with the Great Southern Ocean. The place where a natural phenomenon known as the ‘Bonnie Upwelling’ brings nutrient and rich currents from deep arctic canyons to the coastlines of Southern Australia, producing some of the world’s most exquisite seafood. Watch the video for the full story.

Play Video

Our Places

Yumbah has carefully sited its farms in isolated areas where the vast and ancient continent of Australia meets the Great Southern Ocean. We are privileged to work in beautiful locations such as Bicheno, Narrawong, Port Lincoln, Mornington Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.

Play Video

Our Craft

All of our farms are nestled on the scenic shores of the Great Southern Ocean, a sea renowned for its clean, unpolluted and crystal clear waters. This is the environment that gives our abalone, mussels and, oysters the sweetest flavours and enables us to consistently deliver only the very highest quality seafood – what we believe to be Australia’s best shellfish.

ASC Above and Beyond Award 2023

Yumbah Sustainable Seafood Awards

Yumbah Aquaculture has marked its commitment to sustainability as the national winner of the ASC Above & Beyond Award at the 2023 Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia, and the Responsible Producer Award at the 2022 Sustainable Seafood Awards.

Play Video

Yumbah would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waters we farm on. We pay our respects to the Barngala, Lutruwita, Bunurong, Kaurna and the Gunditjmara people, who have cared for the land and water for many thousands of years, and to their elders past and present and emerging.

Yumbah Aquaculture is proud to have started the journey of sharing the joy of shellfish with the Indigenous community through the development of an Indigenous Engagement Program. As part of this program, we will be working with Indigenous organisations to establish career pathways for Indigenous people.

We look forward to building strong, enduring relationships with Indigenous people, through the sharing of knowledge, the sharing of shellfish and the sharing of place.