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It is reared in a variety of systems, in both freshwater and seawater, in many areas around the world making it one of the most popular species in aquaculture.
Globally some 848,051 tonnes of rainbow trout were produced in 2018. Of this, 77% was reared in freshwater and with Iran and Turkey accounting for 42%, predominantly using systems such as flow-through ponds. Most (77%) of the 189,497 tonnes of sea-grown trout came from net-pens in Chile and Norway.