Aquaculture provides nutritionally high-value products that make up for the lack of supply of fishery products that come from catches due to increasing restrictions on fishing, thus preserving precious natural resources.
As a sector with a long tradition and in many respects a pioneer in the Mediterranean, aquaculture in the Republic of Croatia continues to significantly contribute to the survival of sensitive island and rural communities.
OUR MOST IMPORTANT SPECIES
Along with sea bass and tuna, sea bream Sparus aurata is the most important fish species in saltwater fish farming in the Republic of Croatia.
Sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax . Sea bass farming in this area was among the first of kind in Europe, and boasts a tradition of almost 50 years.
Thunnus thynnus. In the Mediterranean, tuna first began to be farmed in the Republic of Croatia in the 90s of the last century.
Rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) is the most farmed fish in the Republic of Croatia.
Carp (Cyprinus carpio) is the most important species farmed in warm water ponds in the Republic of Croatia
In addition to the most important species farmed in the Republic of Croatia, other species are also traditionally farmed, and diversification is constantly being considered.
production of saltwater fish and shellfish in 2021
freshwater fish production in 2021
In the Republic of Croatia marine aquaculture has a long tradition. The beginnings of oyster farming in the territory of the Republic of Croatia were recorded several centuries ago, while the more intense momentum of shellfish farming took place in the last century.
The sea bass and sea bream farming was among the first documented in Europe, and boasts a tradition of almost 50 years. Tuna farming in the Republic of Croatia was also among the first of a kind in Europe, and it started in the 90s of the last century. Freshwater fish farming in Croatia has a long tradition, especially along the Drava, Sava, and Danube rivers. Freshwater fish farms have been known since the Middle Ages, when carp ponds were most often located next to monasteries. At the beginning of the 20th century (1902-1918), large carp fish farms were built.
Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing activities in food production in the last few years
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