The biggest fishkill farm in Australia is selling its last fish in 2019
The biggest catch farm in the country is closing its doors at the end of the year and selling its fish at the market.
The Fishermans Seafoods site in the Hunter region, on the south coast of the state, has been selling the last of its catch of fish for over 30 years, in the hope that the market would provide some of the income to support it and other fishermen.
The Fishkill Farms website states that the last catch of a particular fish can last anywhere between six weeks and three years, with the average being about seven weeks.
The site says that the fishery’s market will close at the beginning of the month, with prices starting at $30 per pound, and will remain open until December 30.
The Fishfarm has been run by the family of Peter and Helen Fisher for the past 14 years, and was owned and operated by the same family since the 1970s.
Fisherman’s Seafood has operated at Fishkill since 2002, with Mr Fisher as the chief executive.
“We’re not really looking for the fish at Fishhead and we’re not looking for anything new,” Mr Fisher said.
“It’s really the old-school way to operate.”
He said he expected that the site would close in 2019.
“You’ve got to be really, really careful.
The market is a very competitive market,” he said.
The last catch was sold in October 2018 for $12,500.
In October 2018, the Fishfarm posted a loss of $3,000, which was more than double its profit of $1,500 in October 2017.
The website said the fishkill fishery was one of the most successful fishing communities in the region, attracting $20 million in revenue for the region each year.
The fishery operates at a loss every year, which is the lowest in the state.
Mr Fisher said that the Fishermans was hoping to sell the farm for $1 million and then buy back the fish.
“The best thing we can do is buy back and do a refurbishment of the site,” he told ABC Radio National.
“If we get into a situation where we need to buy the fish back and we don’t have enough fish to meet the demand, we can then sell them to a fishery in another part of the country.”
Fishermen Seafood is one of only four catch farms in Australia.