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Gilthead Sea Bream

Sparus aurata

The Gilthead sea bream aquaculture industry represents one of the most important farmed species in the Mediterranean.

The most important producer countries are Greece and Turkey. Sea bream are cultured intensively, predominantly in floating net-pens in coastal waters of southern Europe, and 2016 global production stood at 185,980 tonnes.