TLF ID M019361
This is a video about the Robarra barramundi aquaculture operations at West Beach and Robe in South Australia. Presented by Lance Vater, Managing Director of the Vater Corporation that includes Robarra, it shows the stages of production from an egg to a 100mm fingerling at West Beach; the feeding and grading of fish in tanks at Robe until they reach 1.5 kilos; the road train transport between sites and to market; and the use made of the farm's nutrient-rich water for pasture production. Vater tells why barramundi were chosen for farming and describes how water from Spencer Gulf is filtered at the hatchery. He explains the economic efficiencies of finding an aquaculture farm site with access to heated artisan water and of using floating pellets to manage food supply in order to achieve the ratio of 1 kilo of growth to 1.4 kilo of food. The video lasts for 5:04 min.