(Nova Scotia, Canada, Farmed in Tank Systems)
Branzino farmed in Canada in closed, 100% recirculating systems, is a "Best Choice."
European seabass, Mediterranean seabass, Branzini, Loup de mer
Branzino is native to the East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Consistently high demand in the market has lead to domestication for aquaculture production in a variety of systems in a number of countries.
In Nova Scotia, Branzino is farmed in a land-based farm "closed" from the surrounding environment, limiting the impact the operation has on local ecosystems. Risk of disease spreading, or escape of fish from the farm is minimized or eliminated. Water and effluent can be treated, and with minimum use of chemicals, the outputs from the farm can be minimized and even re-used as fertilizer.
By using feed ingredients that are not solely reliant on wild fish, there is also less impact to the environment.