Bream, Gilthead (Farmed)

Sparus auratus

Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen, organic certification
Certification — Organic
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Sustainability rating two info

Sustainability overview

European Organic Standards for farmed gilthead bream set standards for cultivation which includes third party auditing and inspection. These standards lead to better overall environmental performance as a number of negative environmental impacts are addressed.

Biology

Gilthead bream can grow to lengths of 70 cm and live for as long as 11 years. It is a sedentary species found in depths of up to 150m. Spawning occurs between November and December.

Management

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Production method

Open net pen, organic certification

Farming in open net pens allows for interaction with the surrounding environment and, as such, has to be managed in such a way as to minimise negative environmental and ecological impacts.

Alternatives

Based on method of production, fish type, and consumer rating: only fish rated 2 and below are included as an alternative in the list below. Click on a name to show the sustainable options available.

Basa, Tra, Catfish or Vietnamese River Cobbler
Bass, seabass (Farmed)
Bream, Gilthead (Farmed)
Cod, Atlantic Cod
Coley, Saithe
Haddock
Hake, Cape
Hake, European
Japanese amberjack, Yellowtail or Seriola
Pollack or Lythe
Pollock, Alaska, Walleye
Pouting or Bib
Sturgeon (Farmed)
Tilapia
Whiting

References

http://www.fao.org/fishery/culturedspecies/Sparus_aurata/en

EU Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on Organic Production

Health status of wild and cultured Seabream in the northern Adriatic Sea: Vet. Med. - Czech, 47, 2002 (8): 222-226

THE IMPACT OF A FISH FARM ON A BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN POPULATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA: halassas, 2005, 21 (2): 65-70 An International Journal of Marine Sciences

Health status of wild and cultured Seabream in the northern Adriatic Sea: Vet. Med. - Czech, 47, 2002 (8): 222-226