Monday, July 25, 2011

Greek aquaculture continues to hold second place in the EU

Greek aquaculture is holding its second place in the European Union (EU) for aquaculture production. Greece is situated ideally to maintain and continue its role as a major supplier of seafood and shellfish to the key markets. Greece is the top producer in the EU; it is first in production of both European gilthead sea bream and Mediterranean sea bass, with a 72 percent share of each variety.

Aquaculture play a major role in the economy of Greece supporting around 10,000 jobs, mainly in regional Greece, both on Islands and in remote areas. The country produces 370,000,000 fry and around 150,000 tons of seabass and seabream supplying markets in the EU, more than 85 percent of the fish exported. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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