Aquaculture Profile:

European Sea Bass

Dicentrachus labrax

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European Sea Bass

Dicentrachus labrax

The European sea bass aquaculture industry has grown strongly since the early 1990s and represents one of the most important farmed species in the Mediterranean. The most important producer countries are Greece and Turkey. Sea bass are cultured intensively, predominantly in net-pens in coastal waters of southern Europe, and 2016 production stood at 191,003 tonnes.

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Governance and Outlook

Governance and Outlook

Key Considerations

Farm Siting

Nutrient Pollution

Feed

Disease, Medicines and Chemicals

Escapes and Introductions

Certification

Certification