Farm Story

Reliable supply of quality barramundi is the major focus at Humpty Doo Barramundi. The increasing development of our buildings and ponds is on the back of continuing research into the market and best practice production, to ensure our finished product continues to be the high quality saltwater barramundi we are recognised for.

From the earliest days starting with little money, no land , no knowledge but a strong vision of what might be, we worked with recycled equipment and building materials, assisted by volunteer labourers, to develop Humpty Doo Barramundi as the professional and dynamic organisation it is today.

We celebrated our 20th birthday in April 2013 with a party by the water. This was combined with an official opening of our biggest expansion yet – doubling the production area of our farm. It was a project that took many months, and the whole team was excited to celebrate. Minister for Fisheries Willem Westra Van Holthe officially opened the expansion, and everyone enjoyed a delicious selection of Humpty Doo Barramundi products served up by Charles Darwin University cookery team.

As a pioneer Humpty Doo Barramundi has made significant investment into research and development and trial and error farming in untried territory. Our customers continue to benefit as we build our knowledge to best deliver fresh, high quality, saltwater fish to our markets and distribution outlets around Australia.

Our commitment to continuous improvement lead to innovative solutions, such as our world first "intelligent and responsive" computer controlled barramundi feeding system through the Industry Cooperative Innovation Program.

Investment into the early stages of a barramundi's lifecycle saw the development of the most technologically advanced barramundi fingerling production nursery in Australia, with higher success rates and healthier fish than ever before.