Albany company has high hopes for humble Aussie salmon
Australian salmon does not have a reputation for fine dining, but an Albany company has high hopes for its new range of locally-caught canned products.
Albany Seafoods’ new canned-salmon range was launched last Friday at the Albany Boatshed.
Local fisherman Tony Westerberg and his company have produced 12 varieties and, after a delay due to COVID-19, they are now on the market.
A strong crowd, including Albany mayor Dennis Wellington, gathered at the Boat Shed for the launch which was marketed by Tuesday Foods.
A container full of 36,000 individual packages, containing locally caught fish, arrived from overseas last month ready for sale.
Mr Westerberg said the company would see how sales went in the first few months before expanding production.
“The launch was really good, a chance to show off the products to local people and fishermen,” he said. “We had a chef there and he put them into 12 dishes which were well received.
“We have 12 different flavours but we’ve started with four to see what sales are like.
“It’s all early days and the cans have only just come in. Exporting them overseas has potential but they are out there in the marketplace and hopefully the product can grow.”
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