Australian farmed barramundi bound for US –

Australian farmed barramundi bound for US Published:  13 September, 2005

AN Australian seafood company plans to take advantage of US demand for barramundi, ABC Online has reported.

Marineproduce Australia has been growing barramundi in sea cages at Cone Bay, Kimberley, for the past two years. The company plans to harvest around 13 tonnes by mid next year.

The barramundi will be bound for international supermarket chains and is expected to be particularly popular in the United States where its white flesh and ability to produce a large fillet has made it an attractive product.

Australia produces around 5,000 tonnes of barramundi each year, two thirds of which are farmed. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.