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

Year   : 2015       Country   : Zambia

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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 Zambia (2015)
SpeciesProduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMWidGeneric
Mean
Weight
(g)
Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
Nile tilapia         15,447250-800129 19 - 62
Three spotted tilapia          3,112322-1,081 3 - 10
Redbreast tilapia          2,992322-1,081 3 - 9
Longfin tilapia            764322-1,081 1 - 2
Oreochromis tanganicae            280322-1,081 <1 - 1
Common carp            159500-2,50057 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW          15,606 19 - 62
Totals for species with an EMW         15,606 19 - 62
Totals for species without EMW          7,148 7 - 22
Total fish production         22,754 26 - 84
out of total aquaculture production         22,754
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".