Selective Breeding

Our aim is to create the world’s best Barramundi by improving the genetics that underpin biological productivity (fish performance in aquaculture) and high value market traits (consumer product preferences).  There is a clear imperative for this; all modern industrialised agriculture sectors are supported by selective breeding programs incorporating genetic selection and stock improvement methodologies.

Mainstream’s breeding activity has three focus areas with specific objectives:

  • Brood Stock Management – To gain full control over the breeding cycle of Barramundi.
  • Selective Breeding – To improve commercial attributes through stock improvement.
  • Golden Barramundi – To develop a unique strain of Golden Barramundi.