Spanish production of marine fish from aquaculture grew by 3,3% totalling 44,074 tonnes in 2012 compared with 2011. This is a turning point after two years of declines in sales, but it is still far from the volume of production in 2009, when 48,400 tons were exceeded.
The seabream production in Spain in 2012 has reached 19,430 tonnes, 14,8% more than in 2011, when it was 16,930 tonnes. Spain witnessed the same trend as in the rest of the Mediterranean: after three years of decline, the production picked up again in 2012. The Spanish maximum annual production took place in 2009, with 23,930 tonnes, and the minimum in 2011, with 16,930 tonnes.
In 2012, Valencia led the seabream production in Spain (with 9,710 tonnes, 50,0% of the total), followed by Murcia (3,880 tonnes, 20,0%), Canary Islands (2,740 tonnes, 14,1%), Catalonia (1,570 tonnes, 8,1%) and Andalusia (1,530 tonnes, 7,9%). Noteworthy is the increase in production from 2011 in Valencia (40,5%) in the Region of Murcia (11,8%) and in Catalonia (6,7%). Meanwhile seabream production has continued to fall in the Canaries (-15,9%) and Andalusia (-15,8%).