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Australian barramundi industry affected by cheap Indonesian imports

AUSTRALIA - The A$26 million Australian barramundi industry is being affected by the import of cheap Indonesian sea bass, according to the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association. The association said the Indonesian sea bass are labeled as barramundi when they reach Australia.

Australian barramundi industry affected by cheap Indonesian imports - AUSTRALIA - The A$26 million Australian barramundi industry is being affected by the import of cheap Indonesian sea bass, according to the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association. The association said the Indonesian sea bass are labeled as barramundi when they reach Australia. Take me to eFeedLink

Some 50 barramundi farmers and suppliers were recently in Townsville to discuss prospects for the industry and also set production targets for the next year.

Association president Neil Hallaghan said the outlook for the industry is good although he thinks barramundi may lose its status as an Australian icon.

He added that Australian barramundi is superior to the cheap Indonesian sea bass and the association has been working hard to differentiate their product.

Source: eFeedLink - 22nd March 2006

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