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In 2016, Swedish aquaculture production was 11 417 metric tonnes of fish for consumption which, when converted to round fresh weight, is the equivalent of 13 451 tonnes. The dominating species was rainbow trout (11 547 tonnes in fresh weight), with 86 percent of the total production of fish for consumption. The production of arctic char amounted to 1 760 tonnes. The production of eel was estimated at 117 tonnes. Furthermore, there were 2 317 tonnes of cultivated blue mussels.
The total value of aquaculture production of fish for consumption, including crayfish and mussels, amounted to SEK 487 million, an increase of SEK 142 million compared with 2015. The dominating species was rainbow trout, with SEK 374 million.
The production of fish for stocking was estimated at 860 tonnes. This is a decrease of 20 percent compared with 2015. The dominating species was rainbow trout, with 591 tonnes. Salmon trout production amounted to 170 tonnes, and arctic char was estimated at 51 tonnes. The total value of aquaculture production of fish for stocking amounted to SEK 68 million, a decrease of SEK 11 million compared with 2015.
For compensatory purposes, 2.9 million fry of salmon and sea trout were released, mainly in rivers running into the Baltic Sea.
The number of persons employed in Swedish aquaculture was estimated at 469, and the total number of working hours was estimated at 470 000.