Expansion to meet demand for quality Australian barramundi
The demand for Australian grown barramundi is on the rise, and Humpty Doo Barramundi is well positioned to sustain that demand with the completion of its latest pond infrastructure.
The Hon. Ken Vowles, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources officially opened the recently completed development which sees HDB increase its production opportunity by an additional 1000 tonnes per year.
A further thirteen people have been employed since this latest project commenced.
“We are seeing an increasing demand for the clean, sustainable Australian product around the country and from overseas,” says General Manager Dan Richards. “Australian seafood is seen as healthy and trustworthy."
Humpty Doo Barramundi’s saltwater barramundi is recognised as a quality, great eating fish in the food service industry.
“People prefer a clean, silver, saltwater barramundi. The delicate flavour and texture is proving popular as restaurants interstate discover our iconic Territory fish,” said Mr Richards.
Humpty Doo Barramundi commenced this project in 2016, installing the award winning saltwater wetland system that allows it to maintain high quality salt water for its fish year round, while minimising any release to the outside environment. This unique system won the NT family owned company a Territory Natural Resource Management Award in November 2017.
Images: Feature image: The Hon. Ken Vowles, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources releases baby barramundi into their new home
Humpty Doo Barramundi's CEO Nick Preston and GM Dan Richards flank Minister Vowles
The Humpty Doo Barramundi team celebrate the opening