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The production in Swedish aquaculture in 2015 was 9 117 metric tonnes of food fish which when converted to round fresh weight is the equivalent of 10 752 tonnes. The dominating species was rainbow trout (8 968 tonnes in fresh weight), with 83 % of the total production of fish for consumption. The production of arctic char amounted to 1 675 tonnes. The production of eel was estimated at 104 tonnes. Furthermore, there were 1 525 tonnes of cultivated blue mussels.
The total value of the aquaculture production of food fish amounted to SEK 345 million, a decrease by SEK 25 million compared with 2014. The dominating species was rainbow trout with SEK 246 million.
The production of fish for stocking was estimated at 1 073 tonnes. This is a decrease by 5 % compared with 2014. The dominating species was rainbow trout with 688 tonnes. The salmon trout production amounted to 215 tonnes and arctic char was estimated at 132 tonnes. The total value of the aquaculture production of fish for stocking amounted to SEK 79 million, a decrease by SEK 10 million compared with 2014.
For compensatory purposes 2.8 million fry of salmon and sea trout were released, mainly in rivers running into the Baltic.
The number of persons employed in Swedish aquaculture was estimated at 411 and the total number of working hours at 430 000.