It's taken several years and $11 million to complete but Karumba's sparkling new Les Wilson Barramundi Centre is now fully open for the 2019 tourism season.
Queensland governor Paul de Jersey formally opened the barramundi interpretive facility on Saturday along with Carpentaria Mayor Jack Bawden.
Governor de Jersey visited Karumba in 2016 and saw the early work in progress, promising then to return for the opening.
He took a tour of the facility with his wife and fed the barramundi in the large tanks.
Cr Bawden said it had been a long journey over three years to get to the opening ceremony, with the facility originally due to open in 2018 but forced to be delayed by 12 months due to design issues.
"We stuck together and we achieved it, I won't say it had been fun but it worked out," Cr Bawden said.
Cr Bawden paid tribute to former mayor Les Wilson whom the centre was named for.
"This building originated from the commercial fishermen wanting to put something back into the industry," he said.
"Les was a councillor and then a mayor and the Queensland government said it was fitting it was named after a mayor, but it is also named for somebody who put a lot of effort into the industry, and it was all off the industry's own back."
The opening was followed by the inaugural Barra and Blues Festival with a concert next door to the Centre, featuring Ash Grundwald, Emily Wurrumara, Split Image and Tim Griffin.
The festival also included a weekend full of activities including tours of the facility, barra feeding and a free movie on the Sunday.