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

Year   : 2015       Species   : Atlantic salmon

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This page shows FAO reported fish aquaculture production tonnages for 2015 by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in this 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 Atlantic salmon (2015)
CountryProduction (t)Estimated mean weight (EMW) (g)EMWidGeneric Mean Weight (g)Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
Norway      1,303,3463,614-8,43421 155 - 361
Chile        608,5463,614-8,43421 72 - 168
United Kingdom        172,1433,614-8,43421 20 - 48
Canada        121,9263,614-8,43421 14 - 34
Faroe Islands         80,6003,614-8,43421 10 - 22
Australia         48,3303,614-8,43421 6 - 13
United States of America         18,7193,614-8,43421 2 - 5
Ireland         13,1163,614-8,43421 2 - 4
Russian Federation         10,8343,614-8,43421 1 - 3
Iceland          3,2603,614-8,43421 <1 - 1
Denmark            4283,614-8,43421 <1
France            3003,614-8,43421 <1
Korea, Dem. People's Rep             203,614-8,43421 <1
Spain              83,614-8,43421 <1
Total      2,381,576 282 - 659
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".