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2014-06-02 12:24:12

First Open Ocean-Farmed Fish to Receive Monterey Bay Aquarium's Highest Ranking. TURNERS FALLS, Mass., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australis Aquaculture, the world's largest producer of barramundi today announced that Australis' Vietnam farm received a Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program "Best Choice" "green" rating for sustainability. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93251 Seafood Watch experts conferred their "Best Choice" rating on Australis'...

2013-08-01 23:25:56

Award-winning sustainable seafood company under ‘The Better Fish’ brand, asks everyday people, what makes you “Be Better?” Turners Falls, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Branded the ‘Better Fish’ for its buttery flavor, incredibly high Omega-3 content and award winning sustainable farming methods, Australis Aquaculture’s barramundi has been called by Time Magazine as “the last, best chance for fish to have a future” and fans everywhere are . Now, the world’s largest farmer...

2013-06-11 20:58:42

New research to improve environmental flow management of large dams A significant decline in the numbers of native fish in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin may be linked to released dam water being too cold for breeding. This is just one of the findings from a Griffith University led study which found current water releases back into the Murray-Darling system limit fish reproduction and therefore impact freshwater biodiversity. Griffith University Research Fellow Dr Rob Rolls said...

2009-02-28 19:07:57

Australian seafood farmers are pushing for regulations that would force restaurants to identify the source of the fish on their menus. Restaurants and fish and chips shops were exempted from a 2006 law requiring retailers to identify country of origin. Ken Chapman, president of the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association, told the Sydney Morning Herald consumers should know what they are getting. Barramundi is the iconic Australian fish and Australians expect to get Australian fish if they...

2008-10-07 09:00:28

There's a new fish swimming to the top of the list for fish lovers -- barramundi. No, not barracuda. Barramundi. Baa-ra-moon-di. Get used to pronouncing it, because it's quickly becoming America's new favorite white fish. Popularized in the U.S. by Massachusetts-based sustainable aquaculture pioneer, Australis Aquaculture, this sweet and mild fish is a cook's dream and is now widely available in supermarkets and restaurants across the country. Barramundi has a delicate flavor and...


Latest Freshwater fish of Australia Reference Libraries

Australian Grayling, Prototroctes maraena
2012-05-22 10:19:18

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is a freshwater fish found in coastal rivers in Tasmania and southeastern Australia. This fish has often been called the Cucumber Mullet or Cucumber Herring due to its cucumber-like odor. This fish is streamlined with a vaguely trout-like shape. It is silver on the flanks and dusky olive on the back, overlain with a golden shine. It can live 2 to 3 years and reach a length of roughly 7.9 inches. It has rarely been recorded up to 5 years of age...

Gulf Saratoga, Scleropages jardinii
2009-06-03 12:31:31

The gulf saratoga, Scleropages jardinii, is regarded as a freshwater bony fish that inhabitates Australia. These fish are found in Northern Australia and New Guinea living in fast-moving water and still water. The gulf saratoga is not endangered or threatened. The gulf saratoga has several names such as Australian bonytongue, northern saratoga, toga and barramundi and its scientific name S. jardinii. The fish has also been known as the Australian arowanas and the saratoga (S. leichardti)....

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2008-10-16 17:43:44

The Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a species of fish that is native to Australia and New Guinea. It is commonly found from northern and eastern Australia through the Torres Strait to New Guinea. It is a salt and freshwater species. This species is also known as the Giant Perch, Giant Seaperch, Asian Seabass, Australian Seabass, White Seabass, and a variety of other names. Its nickname is the Silver Jack. They have large silvery scales, which may become darker, depending on their...

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2007-06-24 20:00:24

The Galaxiids are a family of mostly small freshwater fish. Representatives occur throughout the southern hemisphere, including South Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and the Falkland Islands. One species of Galaxiid, Galaxias maculatus is probably the most widely naturally distributed freshwater fish in the world. They are cool water species, found in temperate latitudes, with only one species known from sub-tropical habitat (McDowall, 2006)....

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2007-03-19 14:52:30

The Queensland lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, also known as Burnett salmon and Barramunda, is the sole member of the family Ceratodontidae, and one of the only six lungfish species that remain. Olive or dull brown in color, it grows to about 59.06 in (150 cm) in length, more commonly 39.37 (100 cm). It is native to the Burnett and Mary River systems of south-east Queensland, but has been introduced into other nearby rivers, including the Brisbane River. It prefers still or slow-flowing...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.