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  Barramundi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a species of diadromous fish in family Centropomidae of order Perciformes.
Barramundi are usually a pale grey-green with a coppery shimmer, and can grow to a maximum length of 2 m (6 ft 7 in), weighing up to 60 kg (130 lb); specimens weighing 5–6 kg (11–13 lb) are more commonly seen, however.
Barramundi was the theme ingredient in a Season 3 episode of Iron Chef America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barramundi   (362 words)

Every single barramundi - a fish that grows up to one metre in length - that lives in Australia's rivers, lakes and coastal waters is born a male.
Barramundi typically enjoy water warmer than 20 C and are usually found in clear, turbid water with a slow, continuous flow.
Barramundi are carnivores and feed mainly on smaller fish and crustaceans.
www.exn.ca /AustraliaAnimals/barramundi.cfm   (154 words)

 Barramundi, Lates calcarifer
The 14kg (33lb) Barramundi in the image was caught in March 1993 by G. Parkinson in the Victoria River, near Timber Creek, Northern Territory.
The Barramundi is recognised by its pointed head, concave forehead, large jaw extending behind the eye and rounded caudal fin.
Juveniles are mottled brown with a distinct white stripe from the dorsal fin to the snout.
www.austmus.gov.au /fishes/fishfacts/fish/lcalcarif.htm   (253 words)

 Species - Barramundi - Growfish - Gippsland Aquaculture Industry Network (GAIN)
Barramundi are harvested as part of the set gill net fishery on the eastern coast of Queensland and in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Barramundi are being grown in Victoria and there are good supplies of suitable geothermal water near Portland on the Mornington Peninsula and in the Latrobe Valley.
Barramundi, in the wild, spend their juvenile years in fresh or brackish water before migrating as adults to estuaries to spawn.
www.growfish.com.au /Grow/Pages/Species/Barramundi.htm   (1153 words)

 Barramundi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Belonging to the giant perch family, barramundi are similar in general appearance to freshwater perches and freshwater grunters.
Barramundi occupy the warmer waters of estuary systems in the north of Australia living in both salt and fresh waters.
Barramundi are among the largest and most important commercial fishes, as well as being one of Queensland's most sought-after sportfish.
www.fishingsociety.org /Barramundi.html   (676 words)

 Hinchinbrook Barramundi Fishing
Barramundi fishing is the single most popular fishing activity in tropical and sub tropical Australia.
Fishing for and catching wild Barramundi is the ultimate angling experence, barra in the wild are wirily, cautious, and hard fighting.
Barramundi utilise what is called a lateral line,which is a sensory organ that runs down both sides of the body.
www.crackfish.com /barrafishing.htm   (510 words)

Barramundi, or sea bass as they are commonly known as in Asia, are naturally found globally through the Indo-West Pacific region.
Given that barramundi are a tropical fish, closed recirculating systems allow the maintenance of high water temperatures required for good growth and survival.
Barramundi are carnivorous fish and require a high protein diet for efficient growth.
www.nre.vic.gov.au /dpi/nrenfaq.nsf/FID/-6B8167C8E9D1E1E8CA256C4300810A3B?OpenDocument   (702 words)

Barramundi are carnivorous and feed mainly on smaller fish as well as crustaceans.
Barramundi are a catadromous species, that is it grows to maturity in the upper reaches of freshwater rivers and streams and adults move downstream, especially during flooding, to estuaries and coastal waters for spawning.
In Australia, farmed barramundi are reared on dry, pelleted diets, in contrast to South-East Asia where they are usually reared on 'trash' fish or in association with a foraging species such as Tilapia spp.
www.uaex.edu /pperschbacher/Fish/Asian-seabass.htm   (1171 words)

Barramundi are found in freshwater lagoons, tidal rivers and estuaries from Maryborough north.
Barramundi living in freshwater impoundments are not considered to be as good eating as when they are obtained from salt water.
Barramundi are regarded as one of he best sports fish in North Queensland, and when living in impoundments can grow to 45 kg.
www.peterfaustdam.com /barra.asp   (184 words)

 RIRDC: The New Rural Industries - A Hanbook for Farmers and Investors - abalone
Barramundi farmers have come from all walks of life, although most are from a farming background.
The hatchery component of barramundi farming is very specialised, as it requires dedicated and expensive facilities, access to salt water, preferably saltwater ponds for larval rearing, and a considerable degree of technical skill.
The likely profitability of barramundi farming is calculated using a model farm which is based upon current industry practices in northern Queensland (A detailed report on the economics of barramundi aquaculture is available from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries).
www.rirdc.gov.au /pub/handbook/barramundi.html   (3003 words)

 Farming Barramundi, Department of Fisheries, Western Australia, Fish for the Future
In South-East Asia barramundi is known as Asian sea bass and a successful farming industry, particularly in Thailand, has been established for many years.
Barramundi are currently being farmed in Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia.
Globally, barramundi are widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific region from the Arabian Gulf to China, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.
www.fish.wa.gov.au /docs/aqwa/Barramundi/index.php?0308   (332 words)

 Barramundi - A visual function test procedure simulator
Barramundi is a computer simulator that applies procedures to determine psychophysical thresholds in patients whose behaviour is determined by a set of input thresholds and various modifiers.
Barramundi is written in Java 1.2 (using Swing) to facilitate portability.
Barramundi numbers the thresholds in the order that they appear in the file, and uses this numbering consistantly throughout simulation.
www.computing.edu.au /~andrew/Barramundi/barramundi.htm   (1546 words)

 Barramundi Fishing - Fishing for Barramundi with Fishing Cairns - Barramundi Fish in Australia
Medium sized barramundi to 15-20lb can be had all year round in our tidal estuaries and although these fish do prefer warm water, a calm winters day spent casting lures around the sheltered shallows, mangrove roots and weed beds can still produce.
Barramundi can also be targeted using traditional bait fishing techniques but always remember that structure to hold the fish for a period during the tidal cycle is paramount.
Barramundi are great to catch, their leaping fight is exhilarating and their strength renowned.
www.fishingcairns.com.au /fish03.html   (977 words)

 Barramundi - Northern Territory Fish Species - Happy Micks
Barramundi are one of the world’s greatest sport fish.
The Barramundi fishing, thanks to local government and recreational bodies, is not only safe from the ravages of our current environment, but catches and size are actually on the increase.
Although they are great eating, sensible controls on size and quantity of catch, together with the promotion of an effective, measurable “catch and release” philosophy, have contributed to a world -class fishery constantly growing in stature.
www.happymicks.com.au /species/barramundi.html   (313 words)

 Australis Barramundi - Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Australis Barramundi is available at fine restaurants and specialty retailers throughout the country.
Many travelers who’ve visited Australia discovered barramundi and found it to be one of the delights of their trip.
The truth is that barramundi is extremely versatile — so use your favorite and let the fish speak for itself.
www.austaqua.com.au /faq.htm   (300 words)

 BBC - Food - TV and radio - 50 things to eat before you die   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
It's not unusual for the barramundi to leap clear out of the water or escape through nets, using the razor-sharp edges of their gills as a kind of saw.
Our chef produced the most wonderful food from a shack, which included barramundi cooked with lots of fruit and vegetables harvested from the forest.
I've tried barramundi before but this one was like butter - so soft and wonderful.
www.bbc.co.uk /food/tv_and_radio/50eats40.shtml   (935 words)

There are many things to do at Lake Awoonga including fishing for barramundi (and other fish) all year round, swimming with family or friends, taking a stroll along one of the landscaped walking trails, exploring the beauty of Lake Awoonga by boat or perhaps sailing, canoeing or even water skiing.
Barramundi over 15kg are regularly caught, and the heaviest caught by the end of 2004 weighed in at a hefty 29.8kg!
The hatchery is one of the largest breeders of barramundi fingerlings in Queensland and the mangrove jack breeding program has resulted in Lake Awoonga holding the largest stocks in Australia with over 13,000 released.
www.australianexplorer.com /lake_awoonga.htm   (683 words)

 New York's Premier Alternative Newspaper. Arts, Music, Food, Movies and Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Take Australia's barramundi: After several raucous and reckless years, the male awakens as a female, his bachelor party bamboozled.
Alas, the chair remains, though its light bulb is out, as must be Barramundi at the end of September.
While Patrick saws and hammers Barramundi redux, Chowaniec sorts through 10 years of a "time and place that will be lost forever." Moving into a space with fewer square feet and no garden, it's a struggle deciding what to keep.
www.nypress.com /17/33/food/JoshuaMBernstein.cfm   (676 words)

 Barramundi - NSW DPI - Fisheries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a large predatory fish native to QLD, NT and WA.
Barramundi can only be grown in recirculation aquaculture tanks in NSW, due to temperature requirements and provisions of the NSW Barramundi Farming Policy.
Barramundi is well known and relatively established in seafood markets.
www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au /aquaculture/extension_services2/barramundi   (613 words)

 Burarra Gathering - Barramundi
The barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a fresh water fish that is famous for its size.
Barramundi are interesting because they all begin their lives as males and after about five years change into females!
The barramundi eats a range of foods including fish, shrimps, crayfish, crabs and aquatic insects.
burarra.questacon.edu.au /pages/barramundi.html   (128 words)

The Australian barramundi is a large silver fish that thrives in the coastal and fresh waters of northern and western Australia.
The northern barramundi lives in the tropical coastal and fresh waters throughout Northern and Western Australia, as well as from the eastern edge of the Persian Gulf through China and as far north as southern Papua New Guinea.
Although abundant, the barramundi faces the risk of diminishing populations due to the low resilience of the population, as the population takes between 4.5 and 14 years to double in size, and the high and rising numbers of fish captured by recreational and commercial fisherman.
www.aqua.org /animalencounters_barramundi.html   (250 words)

 Curbed: Last Call Tonight At Barramundi
Famed Lower East Side watering hole Barramundi shuts its doors after tonight, preparing for its swim east.
It's a sad moment of reflection for me since Barramundi's opening roughly marks the time I arrived here ten years ago.
Barramundi finally crossed the Stanton Divide and the Lower East Side exploded like the proverbial egg in a microwave that's on all of our faces now.
www.curbed.com /archives/2004/10/14/last_call_tonight_at_barramundi.php   (256 words)

 Barramundi Belt from Walkabout.com
The name barramundi is an aboriginal word which was used for any large scale fish.
Barramundi leather is the most interesting of all fish species because of the large scale pockets which when tanned, produce a ruffled look.
The barramundi seahide is extremely strong and durable with a two way stretch fibre within the leathing making it stronger than conventional cow leather.
www.walkabout.com /shop/belt-barramundi.asp   (172 words)

 Growfish - Gippsland Aquaculture Industry Network (GAIN)
Listed barramundi farmer Australis Aquaculture came up with a novel explanation for production delays at its US plant yesterday: Super-sized American diners are demanding super-sized fish.
Australis flies barramundi eggs from Australia to its Massachusetts plant, where it produces the fish for the US market.
But growing 650-gram barramundi has added 65 days to the plant process and contributed to production falling 90 days behind schedule.
www.growfish.com.au /content.asp?ContentId=4671   (596 words)

 State Aquatic Emblem: Selected species: Barramundi Cod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The shape of the head, nape and shoulders of the Barramundi Cod closely resemble that of the Barramundi Fish (Lates calcarifer), hence its name.
Barramundi Cod are a sequential protogynous hermaphrodite, maturing firstly as females before later changing sex to males.
Large Barramundi Cod commonly allow themselves to become tide-bound in the shallow coral pools of Barrier Reef cays, such as the Fairy Pools on Heron Island's north-eastern reef-flat or those on the northern face of Wistari Reef.
www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au /emblem/ss_barramundi.html   (266 words)

 Australis Barramundi - The sustainable, farm fresh fish alternative to sea bass.
Australis Barramundi - The sustainable, farm fresh fish alternative to sea bass.
Now available for the first time on a consistent basis, Australis Barramundi are born in Australia, flown live to America and raised in the world’s largest and most environmentally-friendly indoor fish farm.
Faithfully recreating barramundi’s natural environment, Australis offers a portion-sized fish of distinct character and unparalleled freshness.
www.australis.us   (60 words)

 Northern Territory Barramundi Fishing. The best barramundi fishing in the Northern Territory.
Kakadu may be a barramundi haven but it also boasts amazing reefs at the mouths of the big rivers that explode with thumping big jewfish, snapper and a variety of mixed reef fish.
Barramundi fishing on the Daly River is superb and is renowned as one of the Northern Territory’s big barramundi havens.
The snags in the Daly are full of barramundi and when the tides and conditions are right, the barramundi fishing is awesome.
www.anglerschoice.com.au   (1372 words)

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