NSW Primary Industries Fishing and Aquaculture - Barramundi
- aquaculture prospects
Barramundi can tolerate all levels of salinity from fresh to
seawater and frequent a number of environments including coastal
regions, estuaries, landlocked freshwater billabongs and rivers.
Juvenile males spend the beginning of their lives in the freshwater
reaches of rivers, migrating to a brackish environment to breed. All
barramundi are hermaphroditic and begin their lives as male,
changing sex to female at a weight of around 5kg. The barramundi is
not native to NSW and is not currently bred in hatcheries in this
State. However a large hatchery industry exists in QLD and the NT.
There are a number of licensed barramundi farms in NSW. In 2000
there were five licensed barramundi farms in NSW. The colder climate
and potential power costs involved with tank culture have, to some
extent, restricted the development of this industry.
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