Spotted wolffish exhibit attractive culture characteristics, including high value, high growth rates at high stocking densities, excellent fillet yield, nonaggressive behavior and few disease problems.
Early efforts at sole culture in Europe were hampered by several technological and disease problems. Improvements in recirculation technology and advances in feed technology have renewed interest in the species.
Industrial aquaculture parks that employ hyperintensive culture technology are a promising alternative for further land-based seafood production. They offer wide siting options, efficient land and water resource use, and high-density, high-yield production output. In Project Raceways, a five-nation consortium is