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Screen 1b : Estimated numbers of individuals in annual aquaculture production (FAO) of fish species

Year   : 2015       Country   : Australia

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This page shows FAO reported fish aquaculture production tonnages (for the year and selected country above) by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in fishcount study) and estimated fish numbers. For species categories where no EMW was obtained, a generic mean weight was used to estimate numbers.

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Data for Australia (2015)
SpeciesProduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMWidGeneric
Mean
Weight
(g)
Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
Atlantic salmon         48,3303,614-8,43421 6 - 13
Southern bluefin tuna          8,418322-1,081 8 - 26
Barramundi(=Giant seaperch)          3,772300-2,00025 2 - 13
Marine fishes nei          1,368322-1,081 1 - 4
Freshwater fishes nei            593322-1,081 1 - 2
Silver perch            314322-1,081 <1 - 1
Rainbow trout              6210-5,000155 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW          52,108 8 - 26
Totals for species with an EMW         52,108 8 - 26
Totals for species without EMW         10,694 10 - 33
Total fish production         62,801 18 - 59
out of total aquaculture production         91,036
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".