Fish farming in Madang
Barramundi farming is a growing industry in Papua New Guinea. Also called Asian Seabass, Barramundi are a popular tablefish farmed in coastal waters and estuaries, and much, if not all, of the production in PNG goes to the local restaurant industry. Barramundi in Lae are commercially farmed, but some are also farmed using a smallholder model, where members of the landowning communities raise fish in pens before selling them, fully grown, to the farming company. Not seen in this photo was a large group of children whose job was to watch the pens - a task most easily accomplished while swimming.
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