Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
The European seabass is a primarily ocean-going fish. European seabass was one of the first types of fish to be farmed commercially in Europe. They were historically cultured in coastal lagoons and tidal reservoirs, before mass-production techniques were developed starting in the late 1960s. It is the most important commercial fish widely cultured in the Mediterranean. The most important farming countries are Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Croatia, and Egypt.
The Greek marine aquaculture represent 63% of the EU and 36% of the Mediterranean production of gilthead seabream and European sea bass. Sea bass will be studied in the Mediterranean case study in ClimeFish.