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Irish company to farm Barramundi

by the Fish Site Editor
29 June 2006, at 1:00am

IRELAND - Aqua Fresh Fish Ltd, an Irish aquaculture company, is planning a land-based re-circulation farm to produce Australian Barramundi.

Irish company to farm Barramundi - IRELAND - Aqua Fresh Fish Ltd, an Irish aquaculture company, is planning a land-based re-circulation farm to produce Australian Barramundi. Take me to eFeedLink

Aqua Fresh Fish have worked closely with Australian companies Aquaculture Initiative and BIM for the past two years to develop a re-circulation system for the farm.

Work on the farm is expected to start in the third quarter of this year and is expected to be completed in 2007. The farm is expected to be one of the largest barramundi farms in Europe.

The first phase would be a trial to test whether the tropical fish could be cultured in Ireland in commercial quantities year round. The second phase would aim to double the production to go into full-scale commercial production.

It is expected that the facility would export more than EUR 1 million (US$1.25 million) worth of products a year for the first phase.

Barramundi, a fresh water fish commonly known as the giant perch, is commonly found in Northern Australia's rivers and creeks and can grow up to 1.8 metres long (usually at 1.2 metres in the wild) and 60 kg. Barramundi is regarded as one of Australia's finest table fish.

Source: eFeedLink - 29th June 2006

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