Gilt-Head Sea Bream

Natural cultivation for recreational fishing

Dorade

Mise à l'eau de Dorades juvéniles

In May, we stocked one of our salt ponds with gilt-head sea bream larvae. They will be ready for catching by the summer of 2019, when we will open the pond up for recreational fishing.

Sea bream cultivation is well suited to salt pond aquaculture. The hungry young fish are easily able to feed as much as they'd like on marsh crustaceans and worms in the pond-bottom. In warmer months, the water temperature in the salt ponds is higher than in the sea. This warmth and the mineral salts dissolved out of the clay bottom allow a large number of phytoplankton and zooplankton to grow.

With this rich and abundant food source, gilt-head sea bream raised at La Ferme des Baleines develop a fine, delicate flesh.

DesignationSparus Aurata, Gilt-Head Sea Bream
MerroirSt-Clément-de-Baleines Claire Salt Ponds, île de Ré
Cultivation TypeArtisanal salt pond cultivation
Bream Diet100% natural, no inputs
TasteDelicate and firm flesh

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