In 2019, a total of 4 250 tonnes of food fish was produced in Austria by 500 active fish farms. This means an increase of 4.1% compared to the previous year. The number of food fish producers also rose slightly by eight companies.
Sales volumes increased for rainbow and salmon trout
The production in hatcheries and nurseries 2019 amounted
to 20.4 million eggs
As in previous years, predators such as otters, herons and cormorants caused high losses in 2019 again. There were also production losses due to a lack of water (high temperatures, low water intake) and flooding.
The survey on aquaculture production 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 2019|
|Production of food fish in tonnes 1996 to 2019|
|Production of fish eggs 2019|
|Production of juvenile fish 2019|
|Structural data 2019|
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