Mediterranean (FAO 37)
Net pens/ Cages
This assessment only applies to gilthead seabream with ASCASC:
Aquaculture Stewardship Council, a worldwide eco-label for responsible cultivated fish. label. Ask your salesman whether the fish has this label.
Gilthead seabream, or dorade, is farmed on a large scale in the Mediterranean, mainly in Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey. They also occur naturally in these areas. This species is farmed in cagesCages:
A cultivation technique with open cages in the sea, lake or river. They are anchored to the bottom and are standing in places sheltered for storm and high waves. Most salmon is grown in this type of culture system. Because the cages are in open connection with the surrounding water, the impact on the environment is high. at sea. Little independent scientific research is done on the effects of aquaculture on the environment. Gilthead seabream requires a large amount of feed to grow, but is not yet produced sustainably.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council, a worldwide eco-label for responsible cultivated fish. certified gilthead seabream is a better choice, as the feed is more sustainable. Currently, the first farms in the Mediterranean have been certified due to the most recent ‘sea bass, gilthead seabreem, meagre -standard’. Currently, two Greece farms from Nireus have been certified, one in Aliveri and one in Phocis. Two Turkish farms have also been certified in Bodrum, run by Sursan.
Fish in season
This is an assessment on farmed fish. Therefore season is not relevant.