A Paradise in Central Vietnam

Australis pioneered the use of close-containment (land-based) farming and in 2007 we brought our unique approach to the pristine waters of Central Vietnam. Our Vietnam farm is the world’s first and only ocean-based aquaculture facility to receive Monterrey Bay Aquariums "Best Choice" rating for sustainability. We hatch and nurse our fish in land-based tanks and complete the grow-out process in modern sea cages. The bay in which we operate is unspoiled and the water is as clean as it is blue. There is a long history of small scale aquaculture (mostly family lobster farms), and the area is designated an eco-tourism zone.

Why we’re called The Better Fish

Use of tanks allows us to stock larger fish, eliminating the need for chemicals such as anti-foulants and minimizes the need for net changes which can result in fish escape. 

  • Low Density Farming - Our cages are wildely spaced and are stocked at very low densities, averaging just 15 lbs. of fish per ton of water. Our barramundi occupy less than 1% of the pen, providing a naturally uncrowded environment. 
  • Sustainable Feeds –  Our custom feed meets the highest standards for sustainability, health and food safety and, like our fish – it's independently tested for purity. 
  • Clean Waters – Low stocking densities, use of land-based tanks, rotational fallowing of the pen site between crops and hand feeding ensure that there is no deposition of waste beneath our pens. 
  • Social Welfare - Sustainability is also about taking care of people and human communities. We treat our workers well, pay living wages, and offer all permanent full time employees full benefits. All non-US facilities undergo third party social welfare audits to ensure compliance with local laws.  

Take a Virtual Tour of our Farm in Central Vietnam

Sustainability

Over the years, fish farming has gotten a bad rap and some of it is deserved. But the folks on the cutting edge of taming fish - people like Josh Goldman of Australis Aquaculture who grows barramundi - those people have as great, if not a greater concern about sustainability than anyone in the organic food movement.

 

-Paul Greenberg, New York Times journalist, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

 

 

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