Barramundi rescued from flood waters

Barramundi airlifted to escape floodwaters

It’s hard to imagine a flood causing problems for barramundi.

When the road into Humpty Doo Barramundi was submerged earlier today, plans were made to move the 25 tonnes of fresh saltwater barramundi by helicopter.

“We’ve built good relationships with our customers and we are doing everything in our power to deliver their barramundi to them,” says owner and Managing Director Bob Richards.

Humpty Doo Barramundi won’t stop at airlifting fish out.

“The flood coincides with a delivery of new fingerling fish for our nursery,” says Bob. “So we will alternate flying fresh fish out and live baby fish in to the farm.” Bob expects to airlift approximately 300,000 baby fish onto the farm.

Continuous heavy rainfall over the past week saw floodwaters inundate the are and covering the main access road into the farm. However, the crew at Humpty Doo Barramundi knew just what to do. In February 2014, Humpty Doo Barramundi was cut off by flood waters and barramundi was airlifted from the farm before travelling by road as usual to interstate markets.

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cover image courtesy of ABC