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

Year   : 2015       Country   : China

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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 China (2015)
SpeciesProduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMWidGeneric
Mean
Weight
(g)
Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
Grass carp(=White amur)      5,676,235500-2,50087 2,270 - 11,352
Silver carp      4,354,638300-1,500182 2,903 - 14,515
Bighead carp      3,359,440500-1,50029 2,240 - 6,719
Common carp      3,357,962500-2,50057 1,343 - 6,716
Carassius spp      2,912,258150-400535 7,281 - 19,415
Nile tilapia      1,334,482250-800129 1,668 - 5,338
Wuchang bream        796,830450-500229 1,594 - 1,771
Marine fishes nei        794,700322-1,081 735 - 2,468
Freshwater fishes nei        601,439322-1,081 556 - 1,867
Black carp        596,1022,000-3,00030 199 - 298
Snakehead        495,574322-1,081 458 - 1,539
Amur catfish        450,064322-1,081 416 - 1,397
Blue-Nile tilapia, hybrid        445,000322-1,081 412 - 1,382
Asian swamp eel        367,547322-1,081 340 - 1,141
Pond loach        366,186322-1,081 339 - 1,137
Yellow catfish        355,72550-200230 1,779 - 7,115
Largemouth black bass        353,081680110 519
Mandarin fish        298,057500115 596
Channel catfish        264,965340-68045 390 - 779
Chinese longsnout catfish        250,995322-1,081 232 - 779
Japanese eel        232,622100-250100 930 - 2,326
Large yellow croaker        148,616322-1,081 137 - 461
Japanese seabass        122,542500102 245
Snubnose pompano        110,000322-1,081 102 - 342
Pirapatinga        108,874500-1,000147 109 - 218
Groupers nei        100,006322-1,081 92 - 311
Sturgeons nei         90,828322-1,081 84 - 282
Lefteye flounders nei         76,837322-1,081 71 - 239
Red drum         71,6971,000156 72
Porgies, seabreams nei         69,795322-1,081 65 - 217
Turbot         55,000700-2,000219 28 - 79
Cobia         36,8676,000-8,00055 5 - 6
Rainbow trout         27,335210-5,000155 5 - 130
Tiger pufferfish         23,372322-1,081 22 - 73
Clearhead icefish         21,261322-1,081 20 - 66
Amberjacks nei         20,484322-1,081 19 - 64
Salmonoids nei         14,252322-1,081 13 - 44
Pond smelt         13,103322-1,081 12 - 41
Righteye flounders nei          8,618322-1,081 8 - 27
Obscure pufferfish          5,220322-1,081 5 - 16
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW      24,314,712 24,175 - 78,209
Totals for species with an EMW     24,314,712 24,175 - 78,209
Totals for species without EMW      4,473,897 4,138 - 13,891
Total fish production     28,788,609 28,313 - 92,101
out of total aquaculture production     61,536,375
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".