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Australian barramundi farmer buys Arizona fish farm

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MainStream Aquaculture – which produces barramundi in Australia – has purchased a 1,100 acre fish farm in Arizona.

According to MainStream, the Arizona farm will become a central hub for barramundi production in the USA. It is MainStream’s first international acquisition and the company has hailed it as “a major step forward in its core long-term objective to globalise its sustainable seafood business model”.

It will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the MainStream Aquaculture Group, whose business in Australia includes:

  • Three hatcheries, which supply the global barramundi industry with improved fingerlings from its selective breeding programme. The business exports into 27 countries across five continents.
  • Two urban farms in Melbourne, which deploy unique and proprietary closed containment aquaculture technology and produce fish marketed as Infinity Blue Wyndham Barramundi.
  • Three Queensland saltwater pond farming sites, which sell fish under the Infinity Blue Etty Bay Barramundi brand.
  • Contract barramundi growing operations and an aquaculture consulting division.

Boris Musa, MainStream Aquaculture Group MD and CEO, said in a press release: “Barramundi is a delicious, nutritious, and sustainable fish ideal for aquaculture. We are immensely proud to expand our operations in the USA after several years market testing the product and operating a pilot scale Barramundi farm in Arizona.”

“By applying the capabilities we have developed over 20 years in Australia, we are confident the venture will establish Barramundi as a premium, sustainable, ethically produced and widely appealing white fish in the USA.”

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