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Eating and growing

Eating and growing

Can you imagine what it is like to feed tens of thousands of hungry mouths? Ask Paul and Emerson in our hatchery, they are working around the clock to keep the hatchlings fed – which are called fry at this stage in their lifecycle!

As they grow, the bigger fish eat the smaller ones – so a lot of work will go into grading the fingerlings according to their size. This happens every few days once they reach about 20mm in size.

Make sure you visit the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre in 2019 to see our ‘big girls’ – the broodstock over 1m in size!

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Raising Barra

Raising Barra


Fishing is definitely one of the key activities in the Gulf of Carpentaria – and Barramundi are everyones‘ favourite!

At the hatchery in Karumba we are currently raising 10s of thousands of these amazing fish, and hopefully by February they will be big enough to be released into the nominated areas for the Southern Gulf Barramundi. Quite a difference from those small creatures a few millimetres long to what you can potentially catch! Restocking our waterways for a great experience for years to come…Explore the Barramundi Discovery Centre or take one of our tours with an expert guide and find out more!

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