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Barra farming on the rise

AUSTRALIA - Barramundi farming is leading the charge in the growth of Queensland's aquaculture industry.

Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries figures show barramundi farming increased by 20 per cent in 2005/2006, while prawn farming increased by 11 per cent for the same period.

The value of total fisheries production for the state, including fishing and aquaculture, dropped nine per cent.

A senior lecturer in aquaculture at James Cook University, Dean Jerry, says barramundi's fame is a large part of the farming success story.

Source: ABC News

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