Our History

Founded in 2001, MainStream Aquaculture has rapidly grown from concept, to proud industry leaders.

View our history of continued progress below:

Our History

2001
Jan, 2001

Mainstream Aquaculture founded

Mainstream Aquaculture

2003
Aug, 2003

Pristine geothermal water source discovered

Pristine geothermal water source discovered

2004
Aug, 2004

Mainstream’s original facility was constructed and commissioned.

Mainstream’s original facility was constructed and commissioned.

Aug, 2004

The first batch of Barramundi was sold into the domestic live fish market.

The first batch of Barramundi was sold into the domestic live fish market.

2005
Aug, 2005

Mainstream operating at full capacity.

Mainstream operating at full capacity.

Aug, 2005

Production techniques developed for both Murray Cod and Golden Perch as alternative aquaculture species.

Production techniques developed for both Murray Cod and Golden Perch as alternative aquaculture species.

2006
Aug, 2006

Output increased by 20%

Output increased by 20%

Aug, 2006

Mainstream celebrates 5 years

Mainstream celebrates 5 years

2007
Aug, 2007

Queensland hatchery developed to produce over 5 million fingerlings a year

Barramundi fingerlings

Aug, 2007

Mainstream quadruples in size

Barramundi in net

2008
Aug, 2008

First sale into domestic chilled distribution channel

Barramundi on ice

Aug, 2008

Mainstream Aquaculture wins Wyndham City Business of the Year award

Mainstream Aquaculture wins Wyndham City Business of the Year award

2009
Aug, 2009

Mainstream starts work on a strain of Golden Barramundi.

Mainstream starts work on a strain of Golden Barramundi.

2010
Aug, 2010

Collaboration with James Cook University, Queensland.

Collaboration with James Cook University, Queensland.

2011
Aug, 2011

Mainstream marks its 10 year anniversary with record sales volumes and production

Barramundi fish on ice

Aug, 2011

The first trial of Smoked Barramundi products took place

The first trial of Smoked Barramundi products took place

2012
Aug, 2012

Mainstream established a breeding population of Golden Barramundi

Mainstream established a breeding population of Golden Barramundi

Aug, 2012

Melbourne hatchery development commenced

Melbourne hatchery development commenced

2013
Aug, 2013

Prime Minister announces federal funding for Mainstream

Prime Minister announces federal funding for Mainstream

Aug, 2013

Mainstream commissioned the world’s largest Barramundi hatchery

Mainstream commissioned the world’s largest Barramundi hatchery

Aug, 2013

Establishes contract growing business in Singapore

Establishes contract growing business in Singapore

2014
Aug, 2014

Mainstream wins Wyndham City Business of the Year Award

Mainstream wins Wyndham City Business of the Year Award

Aug, 2014

Mainstream successfully spawns Golden Barramundi

Mainstream successfully spawns Golden Barramundi

Aug, 2014

Mainstream becomes the largest supplier of Barramundi fingerlings in the world

Mainstream becomes the largest supplier of Barramundi fingerlings in the world

2015
Aug, 2015

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

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

2016
Aug, 2016

Mainstream marks its 15 year anniversary!

Mainstream marks its 15 year anniversary!

2017
Aug, 2017

Mainstream produces its 100th batch of Barramundi fingerlings

Mainstream produces its 100th batch of Barramundi fingerlings

Aug, 2017

Mainstream commissions the largest production facility of its type in the world

Mainstream commissions the largest production facility of its type in the world

2018
Aug, 2018

Mainstream exports fingerlings into its 24th country

Mainstream exports fingerlings into its 24th country

Aug, 2018

Mainstream launches its Infinity Blue brand

Mainstream launches its Infinity Blue brand

Aug, 2018

Mainstream Aquaculture and Pejo Enterprises merge

Mainstream Aquaculture and Pejo Enterprises merge

2019
Aug, 2019

Mainstream commences exporting table fish to USA

Mainstream commences exporting table fish to USA