Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) has a national and international reputation as a high quality species, due to its large sized fillets and medium to firm flesh. The name Barramundi is unique as it is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘Large Scales’. Barramundi are farmed in in sea cages to maintain saltwater flavour.
The majority of Australian farmed Barramundi production comes from outdoor salt water pond operations and sea cages, in North Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory. Farming barramundi has a relatively low impact on the natural environment. Careful planning of where sea cages are located is essential to ensure minimal environmental impacts; currently, sea cages are mostly located in areas with a high tidal range so that tides quickly disperse waste from the farms.
Ocean to Plate
Ferguson Australia’s Barramundi are whole, gilled and gutted or filleted. Fillets can also be pre-cut into portions.
Whole: 4.0 – 5.0kg
Fillets: 1.0 – 1.5kg
Retail portions: 180-200g