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
2001

Mainstream Aquaculture founded

Mainstream Aquaculture

2003
2003

Pristine geothermal water source discovered

Pristine geothermal water source discovered

2004
2004

Mainstream’s original facility was constructed and commissioned.

Mainstream’s original facility was constructed and commissioned.

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
2005

Mainstream operating at full capacity.

Mainstream operating at full capacity.

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
2006

Mainstream celebrates 5 years

Mainstream celebrates 5 years

2006

Output increased by 20%

Output increased by 20%

2007
2007

Queensland hatchery developed to produce over 5 million fingerlings a year

Barramundi fingerlings

2007

Mainstream quadruples in size

Barramundi in net

2008
2008

First sale into domestic chilled distribution channel

Barramundi on ice

2008

Mainstream Aquaculture wins Wyndham City Business of the Year award

Mainstream Aquaculture wins Wyndham City Business of the Year award

2009
2009

Mainstream starts work on a strain of Golden Barramundi.

Mainstream starts work on a strain of Golden Barramundi.

2010
2010

Collaboration with James Cook University, Queensland.

Collaboration with James Cook University, Queensland.

2011
2011

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

Barramundi fish on ice

2011

The first trial of Smoked Barramundi products took place

The first trial of Smoked Barramundi products took place

2012
2012

Mainstream established a breeding population of Golden Barramundi

Mainstream established a breeding population of Golden Barramundi

2012

Melbourne hatchery development commenced

Melbourne hatchery development commenced

2013
2013

Prime Minister announces federal funding for Mainstream

Prime Minister announces federal funding for Mainstream

2013

Mainstream commissioned the world’s largest Barramundi hatchery

Mainstream commissioned the world’s largest Barramundi hatchery

2014
2014

Mainstream successfully spawns Golden Barramundi

Mainstream successfully spawns Golden Barramundi

2014

Mainstream becomes the largest supplier of Barramundi fingerlings in the world

Mainstream becomes the largest supplier of Barramundi fingerlings in the world

2014

Mainstream wins Wyndham City Business of the Year Award

Mainstream wins Wyndham City Business of the Year Award

2015
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
2016

Mainstream marks its 15 year anniversary!

Mainstream marks its 15 year anniversary!

2017
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

2017

Mainstream produces its 100th batch of Barramundi fingerlings

Mainstream produces its 100th batch of Barramundi fingerlings

2018
2018

Mainstream exports fingerlings into its 24th country

Mainstream exports fingerlings into its 24th country

2018

Mainstream Aquaculture and Pejo Enterprises merge

Mainstream Aquaculture and Pejo Enterprises merge

2018

Mainstream launches its Infinity Blue brand

Mainstream launches its Infinity Blue brand

2019
2019

Mainstream commences exporting table fish to USA

Mainstream commences exporting table fish to USA

2019

MainStream Aquaculture wins Large Seafood Business of the year award at National Seafood Industry Awards

MainStream Aquaculture wins Large Seafood Business of the year award at National Seafood Industry Awards

2020
2020

Mainstream launches its direct to consumer business

Mainstream launches its direct to consumer business

2021
2021

Mainstream partners with James Cook University on a project to accelerate the commercialisation of Golden Barramundi

Mainstream partners with James Cook University on a project to accelerate the commercialisation of Golden Barramundi

2021

Mainstream acquires the Port Douglas farm from Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture, adding the largest single site Barramundi farm in Australia to its portfolio

Mainstream acquires the Port Douglas farm from Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture, adding the largest single site Barramundi farm in Australia to its portfolio

2021

Mainstream adds solar panels to its predominantly renewable energy sourcing arrangements, further reducing its carbon footprint

Mainstream adds solar panels to its predominantly renewable energy sourcing arrangements, further reducing its carbon footprint

2022
2022

Provenance is included in Mainstream’s Infinity Blue table fish brands to celebrate its different farm locations

Provenance is included in Mainstream’s Infinity Blue table fish brands to celebrate its different farm locations