Wild-caught barramundi from Indonesia ranks as "Avoid" due to concerns about the impacts of fishing on this population and ineffective fisheries management.
Asian Seabass, Barra, Giant Perch, Palmer Perch, Silver Barramundi
Barramundi is caught off eastern Indonesia using a variety of gear types. Although the hook-and-line fishery has a lower impact on bycatch species, overall concerns about the population status remain high and therefore all types of fishing rank as "Avoid."
Lack of management in these fisheries is primarily due to lack of resources. This results in very little monitoring of this species, or of fishing activity and its impacts. Consequently little is known about the status of this fishery.