Seabass and seabream

European production


For these species, new to aquaculture, rearing techniques that were developed in the 1970s allowed the industry to grow from the mid-1980s. The principle producing countries are Greece, Spain and France. These species are reared in the Mediterranean basin, where total production reaches 170 000 tonnes.

French seabass and seabream production are described elsewhere.

FAO 2007 (2005 data)