Cultured fish destined for sale for food use is a relatively recent development in Spain. There was little or no production before 1965. In 1975 there were 112 private fish farmers producing between 5000 and 6000 MT (5510 and 6612 ST) of rainbow trout. By 1979 production had reached 9000 MT (9900 ST). The total volume of rainbow trout eggs produced for all purposes was 100 million compared with 3 million Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and 6 million brown trout (Salmo trutta). All of the production of rainbow trout is consumed domestically; there are practically no exports or imports of commonly cultured freshwater fish.
KeywordsRainbow Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Largemouth Bass Northern Pike
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