The Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA) started in 1993. Since then, it has played a key role in the development and expansion of the Australian farmed barramundi industry.
ABFA’s key activities include:
- Industry representation - ABFA is recognised as the peak industry body by governments and research agencies;
- Being a primary source of information for the industry;
- Prioritising industry research and development work, as well as working with researchers and funding research;
- Initiating projects to enhance demand for Australian farmed barramundi;
- Industry development;
- Industry post harvest code of practice and standards;
- Representation of the interests of the industry and the members of the Association.
Membership is voluntary: fees are set annually at the Annual General Meeting. Full and associate membership is available.
Industry workshops are held for ABFA members annually. These workshops are by invitation and provide farmers with the opportunity to obtain the latest information on industry issues and developments, and share information and new initiatives for the betterment of the industry.
ABFA also has close links with other aquaculture sectors and is a member of the National Aquaculture Council and Seafood Industry Australia.
ABFA has the support of leading companies with close links to the industry as sponsors and partners.
Increasingly, ABFA is becoming involved in providing valuable links between the industry and support sectors and organisations, such as equipment suppliers, feed producers, financial services, wholesalers and retailers.
For more information on ABFA, please contact us today.
Pictures Courtesy of Good Fortune Bay Fisheries and Humpty Doo Barramundi.