Retail prices for farmed seabass soar across Europe

Published on
June 22, 2016

European consumers have been paying more for their farmed seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) this year as demand for this highly popular Mediterranean species continues to grow amid a shortage of wild-caught bass.

According to new figures published by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA), within the EU the highest retail prices for seabass in the first-quarter of this year were seen in France, where consumers paid an average of EUR 15.33 (USD 17.26) per kg…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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