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Barramundi commercial fishing

Barramundi is taken commercially by the Kimberley Gillnet and Barramundi Managed Fishery (KGBF), which operates in nearshore and estuarine zones from the Northern Territory border to the top end of Eighty Mile Beach, south of Broome.

The KGBF also takes threadfin species. This fishery supplies fresh fish to local communities and the tourism industry throughout the Kimberley region.

We manage the fishery mainly through limited entry, seasonal and area closures and gear restrictions.

There are three principal fishing areas: Cambridge Gulf (including the Ord River), Kimberley coast (six small river systems) and King Sound.  

Commercial barramundi catch 2014

Fishery Catch Commercial value​
​Kimberley Gillnet and Barramundi Managed Fishery (KGBF)​ 44 tonnes​
<$1 million
(includes all species taken)

Barramundi is also produced through aquaculture operations. 


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