Gilthead Sea Bream
(Nova Scotia, Canada , Farmed in Tank Systems)
Gilthead sea bream farmed in Canada in closed, 100% recirculating systems is a "Best Choice."
Giltheaded seabream, Silver seabream, Dorada
Gilthead sea bream 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 Canada, sea bream is farmed in land-based farms that are "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, and water that is recirculated, 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.