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

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Data for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in 2017
CountryProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight 2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated Numbers
(millions)3
Norway      1,236,3533,614-8,43421 147 - 342
Chile        614,1803,614-8,43421 73 - 170
United Kingdom        189,7073,614-8,43421 22 - 52
Canada        120,5533,614-8,43421 14 - 33
Faroe Islands         86,8003,614-8,43421 10 - 24
Australia         52,5803,614-8,43421 6 - 15
Ireland         18,3423,614-8,43421 2 - 5
United States of America         14,6853,614-8,43421 2 - 4
Russian Federation         13,0163,614-8,43421 2 - 4
Iceland         11,2653,614-8,43421 1 - 3
Denmark            8073,614-8,43421 <1
France            3003,614-8,43421 <1
Korea, Dem. People's Rep             503,614-8,43421 <1
Spain             243,614-8,43421 <1
Total      2,358,663 280 - 653

Estimated by A Mood and P Brooke, Sep 2019


Notes
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.