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

Year   : 2015       Country   : Korea, Republic of

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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 Korea, Republic of (2015)
SpeciesProduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMWidGeneric
Mean
Weight
(g)
Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
Bastard halibut         45,759800-1,50026 31 - 57
Korean rockfish         18,774322-1,081 17 - 58
Japanese eel          9,009100-250100 36 - 90
Flathead grey mullet          6,843500-1,50076 5 - 14
Silver seabream          6,169400184 15
Amur catfish          4,116322-1,081 4 - 13
Rainbow trout          3,064210-5,000155 1 - 15
Freshwater fishes nei          1,966322-1,081 2 - 6
Righteye flounders nei          1,841322-1,081 2 - 6
Japanese seabass          1,780500102 4
Blackhead seabream          1,383322-1,081 1 - 4
Porgies, seabreams nei          1,066322-1,081 1 - 3
Pond loach            849322-1,081 1 - 3
Japanese amberjack            6293,500-6,00099 <1
Filefishes, leatherjackets nei            392322-1,081 <1 - 1
Snakehead            307322-1,081 <1 - 1
Dotted gizzard shad            207322-1,081 <1 - 1
Scorpionfishes nei            165322-1,081 <1 - 1
Marine fishes nei            151322-1,081 <1
Tilapias nei            148250-800215 <1 - 1
Groupers nei            134322-1,081 <1
Mackerels nei            113322-1,081 <1
Common carp             63500-2,50057 <1
Crucian carp             54150-40062 <1
Pufferfishes nei             51322-1,081 <1
Goldfish             44322-1,081 <1
Ayu sweetfish             43322-1,081 <1
Japanese jack mackerel              1322-1,081 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW          73,370 91 - 195
   Multi species with an EMW             148 <1 - 1
Totals for species with an EMW         73,518 91 - 196
Totals for species without EMW         31,603 29 - 98
Total fish production        105,121 120 - 294
out of total aquaculture production      1,676,489
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".