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Breeding fish occupy an important position in Cypriot’s export offer due to large investments carried out in this sector for several years aiming at the modernization and increase of efficiency of farms, increase of diversity of offered fish species, improvement of the quality of products and reduction of the production costs.
The first breeding fish appeared in Cyprus in 1969, when the trout farm was created on the initiative of government in the area of the Troodos mountain. Limited resources of sweet water do not allow for the expansion of freshwater fish farms. Therefore, Cyprus decided to develop marine fish breeding. Marine fish farms are located mainly on the southern shores of the island where fish are bred in special cages anchored in the sea and equipped with automated systems serving food.
The systems of catching, packing, storing and distributing in all these farms meet strict requirements of the European Union. Currently, breeding fish dominate in Cypriot fishing both in terms of quantity and quality (with more than 70% share).
The main recipients of Cypriot fish are the United States, Russia, Israel and European Union countries. Fry is exported mainly to Greece and Israel. Most breeding species grown in Cyprus include fish naturally living the Mediterranean Sea, and the long experience of the breeders, as well as good climatic conditions, allow Cyprus to be one of the regional most efficient manufacturers of fish, such as: Dorada (Sparus aurata), Labraks (Dicentrarchus labrax), Northern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus thynnus).
Among the freshwater fish, the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is the one that is available and bred for commercial purposes.
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