WHY MEAGRE?

Adequate growth models and feeds will ensure the production of meagre with superior taste and nutritional quality.

Meagre ( Argyrosomus regius ) is an emergent species in fish farming characterized by large size, reduced adiposity, and good processing efficiency. It has high dressing percentage (weight after removing non-edible parts) and low muscular fat content that contributes to prolong the shelf life of meagre fish fillets. Meagre attains commercial size rapidly (2.5 kg in 24 months, depending on culture conditions), therefore presenting excellent feed conversion levels.

Meagre is very sought by consumers with high acceptance in Japanese cuisine and high prices fetched from fish maw (dried swimming bladders) in Asian markets.

Meagre is expected to grow much faster under RAS due to the optimization of growth parameters.

Because there is no data on meagre cultivation under RAS, it is crucial to perform technical and scientific trials to acquire information on the species and how it performs on this system. SEAentia will continuously perform such trials in a pilot production unit to optimize all parameters for meagre cultivation including water quality parameters, feed and its utilization, and other aspects such as behavior.