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

Year   : 2015       Country   : South Africa

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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 South Africa (2015)
SpeciesProduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMWidGeneric
Mean
Weight
(g)
Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
Rainbow trout          1,500210-5,000155 <1 - 7
Mozambique tilapia            240500-800123 <1
Marine fishes nei            200322-1,081 <1 - 1
North African catfish             10500-1,500132 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW           1,750 1 - 8
Totals for species with an EMW          1,750 1 - 8
Totals for species without EMW            200 <1 - 1
Total fish production          1,950 1 - 8
out of total aquaculture production          6,350
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".