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General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)

The Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme of the Aquaculture service of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department provides information on biology and on the production strategies and statistics of major aquaculture species.

In the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, 10 species are being cultured:

Anguilla anguilla

FAO Names: En - European eel, Fr - Anguille d'Europe, Es - Anguila europea

Argyrosomus regius

FAO Names: En - Meagre, Fr - Maigre commun, Es - Corvin

Dicentrarchus labrax

FAO Names: En - European seabass, Fr - Bar européen, Es - Lubina

Mugil cephalus

FAO Names: En - Flathead grey mullet, Fr - Mulet à grosse tête, Es - Pardete

Mytilus galloprovincialis

FAO Names: En - Mediterranean mussel, Fr - Moule méditerranéenne, Es - Mejillón mediterráneo

Ostrea edulis

FAO Names: En - European flat oyster, Fr - Huître plate européenne, Es - Ostra europea

Psetta maxima

FAO Names: En - Turbot, Fr - Turbot, Es - Rodaballo

Ruditapes decussatus

FAO Names: En - Grooved carpet shell, Fr - Palourde croisée d'Europe, Es - Almeja fina

Ruditapes philippinarum

FAO Names: En - Japanese carpet shell, Fr - Palourde japonaise, Es - Almeja japonesa

Sparus aurata

FAO Names: En - Gilthead seabream, Fr - Dorade royale, Es - Dorada