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Estimated numbers of individuals in aquaculture production (FAO) of fish species (2017)

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Summary for Philippines (2017)
TotalProduction (t)Percent of total
fish production %
Estimated Numbers
All species with an EMW
(Estimated mean weight)
        679,95997 1,158 - 2,719
All species without an EMW         19,8203Not estimated
Total fish production        699,778100
out of total aquaculture production      2,237,787


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Data for Philippines (2017)
SpeciesProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated
Milkfish        411,103250-500122 822 - 1,644
Nile tilapia        166,607250-800129 208 - 666
Tilapias nei        101,128250-800215 126 - 405
Cyprinids nei         14,589 Not estimated4
Torpedo-shaped catfishes nei          4,147 Not estimated4
Striped snakehead            939300-1,100207 1 - 3
Marine fishes nei            433 Not estimated4
Groupers, seabasses nei            249 Not estimated4
Spinefeet(=Rabbitfishes) nei            194 Not estimated4
Giant gourami            1812,000-3,00080 <1
Snappers nei            112 Not estimated4
Freshwater fishes nei             87 Not estimated4
Snubnose pompano              6 Not estimated4
Jacks, crevalles nei              2 Not estimated4
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Percent of
total fish
production %
Estimated Numbers
   Single species with an EMW         578,83183 1,031 - 2,314
   Multi species with an EMW         101,12814 126 - 405
Totals for species with an EMW        679,95997 1,158 - 2,719
Totals for species without EMW         19,8203 Not estimated4
Total fish production        699,778100
out of total aquaculture production      2,237,787

Estimated by A Mood and P Brooke, Sep 2019

1. Source of production tonnage: FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2017 (Release date: 25th March 2019)".
2. Source of estimated mean weights (EMWs) : as for our earlier estimate, see Estimating the Number of Farmed Fish Killed in Global Aquaculture Each Year.
3. The estimated numbers are calculated as the production tonnage divided by estimated mean weight (EMW) where a mean weight has been estimated for the species.
4. The fish numbers for species without an estimated mean weight (EMW) have not been estimated for each individual species or country.