Overview
...of the Greek Mediterranean Aquculture industry

The Industry

  • Total production of farmed Sea Bream and Sea Bass, from less than 1.000 tons in 1985, reached 300.000 tons in 2009. Greece was a pioneer, playing a leading role from the beginning in the success and rapid growth of the Mediterranean Aquaculture sector.

  • Today Greece is the leading producer of farmed Sea Bream and Sea Bass, with an estimated total production volume of 110.000 tons in 2016 or approximately 40% of global production. 

  • The Sea Bream and Sea Bass farming sector is a significant, leading export industry in Greece:

    • Over 80% of Greece’s total production of farmed Sea Bream and Sea Bass is exported.

    • Farmed Sea Bream and Sea Bass is Greece’s leading food export in terms of value and volume

    • The Mediterranean Aquaculture sector in Greece provides employment to over 10.000 people.

       

  • Facts and Figures