Australis Aquaculture, LLC is an award-winning provider of delicious, healthy, sustainable seafood marketed under the banner of The Better Fish® - Better Tasting, Better For You, Better For Our Environment. Our company spearheaded the introduction of Barramundi, the Sustainable Sea Bass™ in North America and has proudly seen it grow from a favorite in Australia to an international culinary trend.
In 1982, Josh Goldman was living in a student-built solar greenhouse and pioneered integrated production systems that were at the forefront of the emerging field of sustainable aquaculture. Armed with a passion for the environment and a head for science and technology, Josh spent 20 years testing over 50 different species. He searched the globe to find the 'Next Big Fish' that would deliver great flavor and culinary versatility with real health and sustainability benefits. Josh used a specific set of criteria to evaluate each species’ ability to thrive in an aquaculture environment. Time and again each species failed to meet his criteria. Then, in 2000 Josh met Stewart Graham, an Australian entrepreneur who introduced him to barramundi. Finally, Josh met his match. This Southeast Asian fish met all of his criteria; in fact, its natural habitat is almost exactly that of a fish farm.
Today, Australis is the world's largest and only vertically-integrated barramundi producer. Headquartered in Massachusetts, we operate some of the most innovative and environmentally-friendly fish farms with locations in the U.S., Central Vietnam and Indonesia. Our diversified base gives us the ability to supply saltwater farmed, fresh and frozen barramundi of exceptional quality on a year-round basis.
Starting with our revolutionary, indoor aquaculture system in Massachusetts, Australis’ innovative farming practices address all of the major environmental challenges facing fish farming. Such innovations are helping the aquaculture industry reach its potential as a sustainable alternative to diminishing wild fisheries, and have propelled Australis to become a recognized leader in the sustainable aquaculture movement.
For a look at our company history or if you’re interested in learning more about our international expansion, please visit our International Eco Farms page.