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It's GOLD for Geraldton Yellowtail Kingfish


Media Release

15 February 2018

Geraldton’s own Indian Ocean Fresh Australia (IOFA)

has won a Gold Medal at this year’s Royal Agricultural

Society of NSW Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.


The award was announced by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW on Tuesday.


The Geraldton based marine finfish aquaculture company farms Yellowtail Kingfish in the waters of Champion Bay Geraldton and entered the category of Large Fresh Fish taking home a Gold.


IOFA Managing Director Erica Starling, was thrilled with the result and said the win was encouraging for the fledging Mid West aquaculture industry.

Taste the freshness of the Indian Ocean

Fishing for the Future


ABC Midwest - Chris Lewis

Nov 2017














​Justine Arnold has recently been awarded the Premier’s Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program in recognition of her integral role in the Indian Ocean Fresh Australia’s yellowtail kingfish aquaculture project in


The award provides a $30,000 scholarship which will allow Justine to lead a small team of industry and research participants to Japan to gain an insight into the management strategies and techniques developed for warm water kingfish aquaculture.

The information will deliver a huge boost to the developing WA aquaculture industry through improved management strategies and fish health understanding.

Young aquaculture high achiever wins Premier's Award


Fish eNews

13 October 2017

The Japanese have been culturing Yellowtail kingfish for over 40 years and one young WA aquaculture manager will soon take a small team to Japan to learn from aquaculture researchers and farmers who annually grow over 100,000 tonnes of kingfish.

Fish Futures


ABC Landline

15 October 2016















​​Fish farming at the Abrolhos Islands.

Mid West aquaculture trial harvest: Thousands of Yellowtail Kingfish ready to hit the Australian market


ABC Midwest - Chris Lewis

16 May 2016
















​The harvest of 15,000 fat and healthy Yellow Tail Kingfish in a Mid West Western Australia aquaculture trial has started.  The Yellow Tail Kingfish currently swim in a pen located in Geraldton's Champion Bay waiting to be delivered to a local restaurant and markets in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Scale Up


ABC Landline

19 August 2012

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The Federal Government's new green paper on the National Food Plan optimistically predicts that Australia can feed 60 million people and become the food bowl of Asia. But when it comes to seafood, we are far from self-sufficient and rely on imports for 72 per cent of consumption. Across Australia, the race is now on to develop new aquaculture industries to overturn that trend, and in WA, one of the nation's more remote marine environments offers some huge potential.

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