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Due to its excellent meat, the gilthead seabream is one of the most popular fish for marine aquaculture in the Mediterranean. Geographically it is common in the Mediterranean but is also present along the Eastern Atlantic from Great Britain to Senegal, usually found on rocky and seaweed bottoms. Being a protandric hermaphrodite, the gilthead seabream functions as a male in its first two years, having the potential to become a female in its third year. It breeds from January to April. 

EUROPEAN SEABASS Dicentrarchus labrax

The seabass has an elongated, silvery body. Like the gilthead seabeam it is one of the most important marine aquaculture species in the Mediterranean. It is common in the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and along the Eastern Atlantic Coast from Great Britain to Senegal. With a tolerance to salinity and temperature fluctuations the seabass can be found in marine to slightly brackish environments. In seabass sexes are separate. 

BARRAMUNDI  Lates calcacifer

Also known as the Asian seabass, barramundi is a white-fleshed fish with a sweet, mild flavor. It is native to the Indo-Pacific region. The word barramundi comes from the Australian Aborignal language where it translates to "large-scaled river fish". Barramundi can live in freshwater as well as seawater which means that barramundi can be farmed in freshwater ponds or cages in the sea.


The Grey Mullet is a coastal species that often enters estuaries and rivers. It can tolerate a wide range of salinities. It is a cosmopolitan species found in coastal waters of the tropical, subtropical and temperate zones of all seas. The roe of grey mullet is salted, dried, and compressed to make a specialty food across the world known as bottarga in Italy or karasumi in Japan.

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