Monday, January 07, 2013

Turbot Farming

  • Turbot farming was first started in the UK in 1970s and was then further developed in France and Spain.
  • In fisheries industry, Land-based aquaculture is an increasing sector and turbot  (a large marine flatfish ) farming that has great potential under land based aquaculture.
  • Production of turbot in Iceland has been growing and it is therefore important to develop technology to lower the production costs.
  • Turbot tends to feed and grow well at temperatures ranging from 12 to 18C and can reach a market size of 2kg in 24 months at sea.
  • The market opportunities shows that the wild turbot appeared to be less firm but also less sticky when compared to farmed turbot.

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