European Seabass

In recent years Dibaq has developed the concept of feeding programmes, i.e., the use of food and management standards most appropriate depending on the prevailing conditions at all times throughout the production cycle.

The ultimate goal is to reduce the cost of production, so it is made individually for each installation according to their characteristics and needs.

Dibaq’s products range for lubine and other species in cultivation food gets bigger and it is constantly renewed depending on the results we have got in our R&D programs. These programs are sponsored by both our company and the market’s demand. Thus, the aim of reaching outputs in the fodder, like those that are reached on salmon’s feeding, is closer and closer..

This species sensitivity to stress caused by management can be decreased by using our marine feeding 4Tress® that combines a mineral-vitamin complex with immunostimulators. A few days after, a successful result can be obtained.

  •  Distribution: There are loubines all along the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and northwest Atlantic Ocean (from Norway to Senegal).
  •  Feeding: It is a very voracious carnivore. It eats fishes, molluscs and crustaceans.
  •  Fishing: It is fished with longline hooks, trammel nets, rod and trolling.
  •  Breeding: In tanks, cages and ponds.
  •  Repro: In the Mediterranean Sea, the first sexual maturity normally happens when de loubine is between 2 and 4 years old. However, in the Atlantic Ocean it happens later. They only spawn once a year, usually in winter, even if in north areas they may do it in spring. Embryo development lasts around 3 days at 55.4-57.2ºF and larvae development lasts about 40 days at 66.2ºF.
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  • Temperature
    • 64.4-68ºF
  • Salinity
    • 100-150 per mille
  • Oxygen
    • > 6 ppm
  • Density
    • 28.4-45.45 l/p
  • Survival
    • 30-50%
  • Egg diameter
    • 0.4-0.6 in
  • Larva’s length
    • 0.12 in
  • Temperature
    • 71.6-80.6ºF
  • Salinity
    • 30-40 per mille
  • Oxygen
    • > 5 ppm
  • Load
    • 1.25-1.56 lb/ft3
  • Duration
    • 15-18 months
  • Final weight
    • 0.77-0.99 lb
  • Survival
    • 80-85%