Profile last updated: 09 September 2020

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.

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.