A partnership between Mainstream Aquaculture and Opal Australian Paper has been awarded a AUD 30 million (€19.9 million/$20.1 million) federal government grant as it seeks to develop what it claims is the world’s largest indoor bio-secure production and processing plant for Australian barramundi.

The AUD125 million (€82.1 million/$86.6 million) aquaculture project is planned to operate alongside the Opal Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill in the Latrobe Valley in Australia's southern Victoria state.

Annual production is forecast at 3,700 metric tons of barramundi, which will be sold in Australia's domestic market.