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August 17th, 2018 Aquaculture of red sea bream (Pagrus major) Red sea bream (Pagrus major) is one of the most important marine fish species in aquaculture in Japan. It is a popular food fish and is also highly valued for its flavor and texture. The species is farmed in cages, pens, and tanks in coastal waters and estuaries throughout Japan. Red sea bream are typically grown to a size of around 500 g and are harvested at the end of the grow-out period. The species is highly valued for its delicate flavor, and is often served in sushi restaurants. Red sea bream aquaculture has been increasing in recent years, due to the high demand for the species and the increasing availability of broodstock and fingerlings.