Rainbow trout (Bio)
Europe, inland waters
Raceways (Flow-through) organic, Pond system (organic)
Rainbowtrout is not a naturally occuring species in Europe. This species was introduced for anglers.
Trout needs relatively large amounts of feed and the species is carnivorous. Therefore, the feed used contains relatively high amounts of fishmealfishmeal:
Fishmeal is, together with fishoil, a very important ingredient used in fishfeed for aquaculture production. Fishmeal is derived from wild-caught fish which are often not caught sustainably. and fishoilfishoil:
Fishoil is, together with fishmeal, a very important ingredient used in fishfeed for aquaculture production. Fishoil is derived from wild-caught fish which are often not caught sustainably.. The feed ingredients used are sourced sustainably.
Fish welfare is an important factor for biologically produced fish. Also, the use of medicines, hormones and other chemicals are strictly regulated and the use of genetically modified ingredients is prohibited.
Biological trout is produced in [ponds] or flow-throughFlow-through:
A cultivation technique whereby water is led from a higher point to the cultivation basin. From here it flows to the drainage. This water must be cleaned thoroughly, otherwise it may have negative impacts on the environment. systems. The density of fish in biological farms is low. To be able to receive a certificate for biological production, negative environmental impacts of the production must be reduced.
There are several certificates for biological production in Europe. Most common are the German ‘Naturland’ and the English “Soil-association’. Certificates and fish producers that comply with the European biological production standards can be recognized by the European Bio Label.
This assessment concerns a farmed species. Seasonal information is not relevant when it comes to fish from aquaculture farms.