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Coho salmon.Coho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Species has a combination of problems such as overfishing, high bycatch, and poor management.
Barramundi – Indonesia

Barramundi is a fast growing species of fish found in tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Western and Central Pacific and Indian Oceans. They can live in freshwater, brackish and marine habitats. They begin life as males and after several years of spawning transition to females for the remainder of their life.

Abundance of Barramundi is unknown and in Indonesia there are few management measures in place to control fishing on this species. The lack of management is primarily due to a lack of resources.

Barramundi are caught with handlines, longlines, and gillnets which have a low impact on the habitat. Potential affects on non-target species in the fisheries range from low to high concern, depending on the gear type.

Because of the lack of management in place, this species is rated red.

Full Seafood Watch species report here.