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The Israeli Market For Cultured Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus Aurata)

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Title: The Israeli Market For Cultured Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus Aurata)
Authors: Conijeski, Daniel
Mozes, Noam
Sheskin, Arieh
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Conijeski, D., Mozes, N., & Sheskin, A. (2001). The Israeli Market For Cultured Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus Aurata). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 53(2), 47-56.
Series/Report no.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Abstract: With average annual growth at 38%, sea bream production is the main growth factor in Israel's fish- eries industry. It is estimated that cultured sea bream constituted over 10% of the volume and 20% of the value of domestic fisheries in 2000. Per capita consumption of sea bream grew from 0.11 kg in 1995 to an estimated 0.39 kg in 2000. Rapid industry development lowered market prices but, in general, farm-gate prices in Israel are higher than in major Mediterranean producers. Fluctuations in sea bream prices reflect fluctuating demand, but the percentage that sales have increased is greater than the percentage that prices have decreased. Cultured sea bream in Israel lacks competition from wild or imported sources. Increasing supplies of sea bream will come from the local mariculture industry, but growth is slowing and several constraints must be overcome. Intensive recirculating aquaculture systems may enhance inland marine farm production. The sea bream market in Israel has not reached saturation level, as indicated by consumption which has increased without signifi- cant marketing efforts. Demand could increase to 4,500 tons (0.7 kg per capita) by 2005. Whether this forecast is overly optimistic or not, it reveals potential for mariculture development.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
Appears in Collections:IJA Volume 53, Issue 2, 2001

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