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Turbot

Psetta maxima

Turbot is a fast-growing flatfish found naturally in the Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

It is a commercially important species both for capture fisheries and aquaculture; the latter having increased rapidly in the last few years. Turbot are farmed predominantly in China and Spain in on-shore facilities using pump ashore (PAS), or increasingly recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) technology.

Global production from aquaculture in 2018 was some 58,798 tonnes.