Making a splash: Barramundi Asia to complete Brunei sea bass nursery by year end
By Pearly Neo
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Singapore-based aquaculture firm Barramundi Asia revealed plans earlier this year to complete its land-based and coastal nursery in Brunei by the end of 2020, working towards its goal of achieving 50,000 tonnes across its farms by 2030.
Last year, the firm secured land and sea leases totalling more than 6600 hectares in the waters off Brunei Darussalam. The site will farm barramundi and when completed, will have a capacity of 36,000 tonnes by 2032.
Tan Ying Quan, the firm’s senior business development manager, told FoodNavigator-Asia: “Barramundi Asia has started setting up our growing operations in Brunei and we will be developing our land-based nursery, sea nursery and grow-out farms progressively over a period of four to five years.”
He said the company’s short-term goal was to produce more than 11,000 tonnes by 2023 across its Singapore, Australia and Brunei's farming sites.
Tan told us the firm’s multiple farming sites in Australia and Singapore, coupled with sustainable farming practices can help meet the food security needs of the region.