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

Year   : 2015       Species   : North African 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 North African catfish (2015)
CountryProduction (t)Estimated mean weight (EMW) (g)EMWidGeneric Mean Weight (g)Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
Nigeria        160,295500-1,500132 107 - 321
Uganda         59,914500-1,500132 40 - 120
Cuba          6,800500-1,500132 5 - 14
Kenya          3,358500-1,500132 2 - 7
Netherlands          2,900500-1,500132 2 - 6
Hungary          2,840500-1,500132 2 - 6
Sudan          2,500500-1,500132 2 - 5
Nepal          1,400500-1,500132 1 - 3
Germany          1,072500-1,500132 1 - 2
Ghana          1,000500-1,500132 1 - 2
Korea, Dem. People's Rep            600500-1,500132 <1 - 1
Syrian Arab Republic            500500-1,500132 <1 - 1
Malawi            474500-1,500132 <1 - 1
Austria            440500-1,500132 <1 - 1
Mali            440500-1,500132 <1 - 1
Benin            423500-1,500132 <1 - 1
Bulgaria            286500-1,500132 <1 - 1
Côte d'Ivoire            180500-1,500132 <1
Cameroon            150500-1,500132 <1
Poland            140500-1,500132 <1
Lithuania            134500-1,500132 <1
Saudi Arabia            111500-1,500132 <1
Romania            110500-1,500132 <1
Niger            100500-1,500132 <1
Rwanda             74500-1,500132 <1
Burundi             66500-1,500132 <1
Latvia             49500-1,500132 <1
Guinea             25500-1,500132 <1
Congo, Dem. Rep. of the             11500-1,500132 <1
Burkina Faso             10500-1,500132 <1
Central African Republic             10500-1,500132 <1
South Africa             10500-1,500132 <1
Tanzania, United Rep. of             10500-1,500132 <1
Zimbabwe             10500-1,500132 <1
Senegal              9500-1,500132 <1
Sierra Leone              5500-1,500132 <1
Namibia              5500-1,500132 <1
Gabon              5500-1,500132 <1
Congo              4500-1,500132 <1
Belarus              4500-1,500132 <1
Equatorial Guinea              2500-1,500132 <1
Chad              1500-1,500132 <1
Total        246,477 164 - 493
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".