Indicator Assessment

Aquaculture production

Indicator Assessment
Prod-ID: IND-25-en
  Also known as: MAR 008
Published 03 Mar 2015 Last modified 11 May 2021
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  • Marine aquaculture production is increasing in Europe, mostly due to salmon production in Norway. Other types of production are relatively stable since the early 2000s. All aquaculture production in the EU-28 has been equally stable.
  • In 2012, by far the most cultivated species in Europe was Atlantic salmon, followed by mussels, rainbow trout, European sea bass, gilthead sea bream, oysters and carps, barbels and other cyprinids.
  • Finfish production accounts for the increase in European aquaculture, while shellfish production has been slowly decreasing since 1999. Aquatic plants production has been emerging since 2007.

Annual aquaculture production by major environment

Overview Europe
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