Aquaculture Profile:

Gilthead Sea Bream

Sparus aurata

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Gilthead Sea Bream

Sparus aurata

The Gilthead sea bream aquaculture industry has grown strongly since the 1990s and represents one of the most important farmed species in the Mediterranean. The most important producer countries are Greece and Turkey. Sea bream are cultured intensively, predominantly in floating net-pens in coastal waters of southern Europe, and 2016 global production stood at 185,980 tonnes.

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Governance and Outlook

Governance and Outlook

Key Considerations

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Disease, Medicines and Chemicals

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Certification

Certification