A total of 4 084 tonnes of food fish were produced by 492 active fish farms across Austria in 2018. This means an increase of 5.7% compared to the previous year.
Sales volumes increased for rainbow and salmon trout
In 2018, the production in hatcheries
and nurseries amounted to 18.7 million eggs
Aquaculture producers mentioned predators (especially otters, herons and cormorants) and lack of water (drought due to the high temperatures) as the main causes of production losses. Further losses arose due to flooding or reconstruction work.
The survey on aquaculture is based on Ordinance Federal Law Gazette II No. 344/2012 (available in German only) issued by the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management. Within the survey on aquaculture production the annual production of edible and stocking fish is determined.
Respondents needed to specify the quantity that originated from their own aquaculture facility and was marketed in the reporting period. Fish bought in from other facilities, income from sea fishing and stocking fish produced for use in the respondent's own business were not included.
|Production of food fish 2018|
|Production of food fish in tonnes 1996 to 2018|
|Production of fish eggs 2018|
|Production of juvenile fish 2018|
|Structural data 2018|
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