THE fish farms off Guadalmar and Pilar de la Horadada helped the 16 in Alicante province produce 5,000 tons of sea bream each year.
Over the last two years the output of the local fish farms and others off Moraira, Altea and Campello, has increased by 10 per cent, according to Apromar, the association that represents Spanish producers.
The Valencian Community’s aquaculture sector produces more marine fish than any other Spanish region, followed by Murcia, the Canary Islands, Andalucia and Galicia.
The Community raises and sells an annual 15,000 tons of farmed fish, producing more seabream, eels and bass than any other region. It is also the third most-important producer of seabass, Apromar announced.
Experts and producers explain that the Mediterranean off the Alicante coast is ideal for producing seabream which needs a temperature that ranges from 18 to 24 degrees.
With local sea temperatures varying from 11 to 28 degrees, Guadalmar and Pilar de la Horadada fish farms and others along the Alicante coast can be in production seven months a year, they said.
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