Yumbah Aquaculture on track for record abalone production on KI

First published on The Islander June 2018. Click here to read the full article.   Yumbah Aquaculture is reporting that its nursery has produced record tonnage for the year at its abalone farm at Smith Bay on the north coast. KI manager David Connell said the juvenile abalone produced in the spawning facility back in December had spent the last six months in […]

Snail’s pace is fast money in Yumbah’s coastal agribusiness game

First published on Farm Online 24 April 2018. Click here to read the full article. There’s nothing sluggish about market demand or business growth for one of Australia’s newest, and less conventional, agribusiness achievers – sea snail farmer Yumbah Aquaculture. Victorian-based Yumbah has emerged from an idea just 18 years ago to become a four-farm business turning over almost […]

Yumbah Aquaculture wins South Australian produce award

First published on The Islander 18 April 2018. Click here to read the full article. Abalone growing company Yumbah Aquaculture has taken out a “From the Sea” Award in the 2018 South Australian delicious. Produce Awards. One of the company’s four farms is located on Kangaroo Island on the shores of Smith Bay. Nominated by Australia’s leading chefs, the 13th annual delicious. Produce Awards celebrate […]

Delicious awards for Eyre Peninsula produce

First published on Port Lincoln Times 18 April 2018. Click here to read the full article. The quality of Eyre Peninsula produce was highlighted in the 2018 delicious. Produce Awards announced this week with the region’s seafood and pork among the South Australian winners. In the paddock category Boston Bay Smallgoods Company was awarded for its free range pork, and Clean Seas Seafood’s […]

Finding love in the country: Single abalone farmer looking for love

First aired on ABC 19 March 2018. Click here to read the full article.   Living in a shack on an abalone farm can be an isolating experience, but it’s often the reality when you work in a primary industry. Luke Thorpe is 28, he lives in a shack at Narrawong Bay in south-west Victoria. Most of […]

A young boy, the ocean and a dream

First published in the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman February 2018. Click here to read the full article.   In the small East Gippsland town of Mallacoota, Tim Rudge was one of many young boys who dreamt of being an abalone diver. While fishing was appealing to Tim, the idea of growing something and doing something […]

Boost for spat nursery

First published in the Port Lincoln Times 29 January 2018. Click here to read the full article.   A new $750,000 state-of-the-art oyster nursery at Yumbah Hatchery at Point Boston will help supply the state’s oyster growers with a reliable source of spat. The expansion last week received a $250,000 boost from the state government’s Regional Development Fund when Premier Jay […]

Tasmanian and South Australian oyster producers work together

First published in The Examiner 27 February 2018. Click here to read the full article. When Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome hit Tasmania in 2016 oyster growers and markets throughout Australia were devastated. The industry suffered great losses, but oyster producers also realised how reliant they were on spat produced in Tasmania. East Coast producer Cameron of Tasmania formed a […]

Victorian abalone pioneers win top export Agribusiness award

First published on The Victorian Connection on 15 February 2018. Click here to read the full story.   Since taking out the hotly-contested Agribusiness Award at the 55th annual Australian Export Awards (AEA) and the Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) in late 2017, Yumbah Aquaculture – established in 1999 on a secluded beach at Narrawong north-east of Portland in western Victoria – […]

Abalone farming with Tim Rudge

First broadcast on Talking Lifestyle Radio on 12 February 2018. Click here for the full interview. Tim Rudge, Farm Manager of Yumbah Narrawong, talks ‘abalone 101’ with host Ed Phillips, teaching listeners some fast facts about the mighty mollusc.