Aquaculture Profiles - Web Tool

Aquaculture now provides half of all fish for human consumption, and is one of the most resource-efficient ways to produce protein us to eat. There is a strong emphasis within the industry to continue reducing its impacts and secure itself as a sustainable source of seafood for generations to come.

Often the single or majority source of species such as Atlantic salmon, sea bass, or warm water prawns available to the UK is from aquaculture. The Aquaculture Profiles web tool offers profiles of farmed seafood that is most important to the UK market, and replaces and expands our popular Aquaculture Responsible Sourcing Guides.

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Aquaculture Profiles

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Profile

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
Profile

European Sea Bass

Dicentrachus labrax
Profile

Gilthead Sea Bream

Sparus aurata
Profile

Mussels

Mytilus Edulis
Profile

Oysters

Profile

Pangasius

Pangasianodon hypophthalmus
Profile

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss
Profile

Scallops

Profile

Tiger Prawn

Penaeus monodon
Profile

Tilapia

Oreochromis / Sarotherodon / Tilapia spp.
Profile

Turbot

Psetta maxima
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White Leg Prawn

Litopenaeus vannamei
Profile

Key Information

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food supply sector in the world, and as a global industry it provides half of all seafood for human consumption. There is a strong emphasis within the industry to continue reducing its impacts on the environment and secure itself as a sustainable source of seafood for generations to come.

What is Aquaculture? Why is it Important?

What Does Responsible Aquaculture Entail?

Production Scales

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