There are two species of salmonoids cultured for food fish production in Switzerland—rainbow trout and brown trout. Total production of both species in 1974 was about 300 MT (331 ST). Reliable estimates of proportions of each species produced are difficult to obtain. However, a generally accepted estimate is about 270 MT of rainbow and about 30 MT of brown trout. There are no exports. However, Switzerland does import rainbow trout from Denmark, Italy, and France. In 1974 a total of 1032 MT (1137 ST) was imported (Table 9.1). Denmark accounted for more than 80% of all imports, followed by Italy with 15%, and with minor quantities from France. Total supply, including domestic production and imports, was an estimated 1332 MT (1468 ST). Domestic production accounted for only 23% of total supply, with imports accounting for the bulk of total supply.
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