Faskar or Two Bar Sea Bream or two-banded seabream have tender white flesh that is perfect for grilling, baking, and frying either whole or as fillets. With a 30% recommended daily amount of selenium, vitamin B12, B3, B6, and Phosphorous in a 150-gram portion, Faskar gives your multi-vitamin pills a run for their money. So sit down and enjoy a scrumptious dish of faskar, and forget the pills. After all people in the UAE seems to be reaping all the benefits.
The faskar is a common type of sea bream, which is often cooked whole and stuffed with vegetables and herbs (and sometimes cheese). The flesh is rather flaky but remains moist. This fish has thin skin that is easily removed. When cooked whole, care should be taken not to overcook it, as the flesh will then become dry and lose some of its flavors.
This type of sea bream lives in shallow seawater at a depth range from 200 meters to 400 meters. It feeds on algae and small invertebrates on the seafloor. This type of bream can grow up to a maximum length of 58 centimeters and a maximum weight of 5 kilograms, but fish more commonly caught weigh 500 grams.
The Faskar fish is found in the Red Sea, particularly in the Gulf of Aqaba, as well as the Gaza Strip. In the north, the type of sea bream is also found in Lebanon.
The supply of fish significantly increases during the winter months because it migrates to warmer waters. The faskar fish has a large market in Arab countries, Europe and America. It is exported frozen or chilled.
Fish species abound today with many forms of healthy benefits. This Faskar is one of the most delicious types of sea bream, with a delicate flavor. It has tender white flesh that is perfect for grilling, baking, and frying either whole or as fillets.
The type of sea bream contains beneficial amounts of all B-complex groups, providing thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid. This fish also has moderate amounts of vitamin B12, B6 and phosphorous along with selenium, providing 30% daily value in a 150-gram serving size.
Global fascar production
The production of farmed fish has increased rapidly in recent years due to advances in aquaculture technology and the demand for fish as a healthy source of protein. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the global production of farmed fish was estimated at 66 million tonnes in 2013, representing a growth of almost 30% since 2003. The top 10 countries producing farmed fish are China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Egypt, Thailand, the United States, Chile, and Brazil.
China is by far the largest producer of farmed fish in the world, accounting for more than 50% of global production. Aquaculture in China has a long history and traditionally consisted of small-scale operations in which fish were raised in ponds or cages. However, the industry has undergone rapid modernization in recent years and now includes large-scale commercial operations that use intensive farming methods. In 2013, China’s farmed fish production was estimated at 33.8 million tonnes.
India is the second-largest producer of farmed fish in the world, with an estimated production of 5.8 million tonnes in 2013. Aquaculture in India is mostly based in the coastal areas of the country and includes both small-scale and commercial operations. Commonly farmed species include shrimp, tilapia, catfish, and carp.
Indonesia is the third-largest producer of farmed fish in the world, with an estimated production of 4.3 million tonnes in 2013. Aquaculture in Indonesia is mostly based in the coastal areas of the country and includes both small-scale and commercial operations. Commonly farmed species include shrimp, tilapia, catfish, and carp.