Our History

2001
Mainstream Aquaculture founded.

2003
Mainstream discovered a pristine geothermal water source near Melbourne, Australia, and purchased a property with access to this resource.

2004
Mainstream’s original facility was constructed and commissioned.
The first batch of Barramundi was sold into the domestic live fish market.

2005
Mainstream operating at full capacity.
Production techniques developed for both Murray Cod and Golden Perch as alternative aquaculture species.

2006
Output increased by 20% through plant efficiency improvements and a decision to focus on Barramundi as a single food fish species.
Mainstream celebrates its 5 year anniversary with record sales volumes and production.

2007
A Townsville, Queensland, based hatchery was developed with the necessary infrastructure to produce over 5 million Barramundi fingerlings per year.
Mainstream quadrupled the size of its food fish operations, becoming the largest recirculating aquaculture enterprise in mainland Australia.

2008
Mainstream executed its first sale into the domestic chilled distribution channel and sold its first premium salt water product.
Mainstream Aquaculture wins Wyndham City Business of the Year award in the agribusiness category.

2009
Mainstream starts work on a strain of Golden Barramundi.

2010
Mainstream commenced collaboration agreement on stock domestication and selective breeding with geneticists at James Cook University, Queensland.

2011
Mainstream marks its 10 year anniversary with record sales volumes and production.
The first trial of Smoked Barramundi products took place.

2012
Mainstream established a breeding population of Golden Barramundi.
Mainstream commenced development of a Melbourne, Australia, based hatchery designed to produce in excess of 20 million commercial grade Barramundi fingerlings per year and to support the acceleration of its selective breeding program.

2013
Mainstream secured Federal Government funding, announced by the Prime Minister of Australia, to support its business building strategy.
Mainstream commissioned the world’s largest Barramundi hatchery.
Establishes contract growing business in Singapore.

2014
Mainstream Aquaculture wins Wyndham City Business of the Year award in the manufacturing category and secured the overall Business of the Year award.
Mainstream successfully spawns Golden Barramundi.
Mainstream becomes the largest supplier of Barramundi fingerlings in the world, exporting into its 17th country and 5th continent.

2015
Mainstream begins constructing the largest production facility of its type in the world.

2016
Mainstream marks its 15 year anniversary with record sales volumes and production.

2017
Mainstream produces its 100th batch of Barramundi fingerlings from its selective breeding program.
Mainstream commissions the largest production facility of its type in the world.

2018
Mainstream exports fingerlings into its 24th country.
Mainstream launches its Infinity Blue brand.
Mainstream merges with Pejo Enterprises.