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

Year   : 2015       Species   : Channel catfish

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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 Channel catfish (2015)
CountryProduction (t)Estimated mean weight (EMW) (g)EMWidGeneric Mean Weight (g)Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
China        264,965340-68045 390 - 779
United States of America        143,992340-68045 212 - 424
Mexico          2,014340-68045 3 - 6
Russian Federation            630340-68045 1 - 2
Italy             95340-68045 <1
Bulgaria             94340-68045 <1
Total        411,790 606 - 1,211
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".