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Screen 1: Estimated numbers of individuals in annual global aquaculture production (FAO) of fish species (2010)

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This page shows FAO reported fish aquaculture production tonnages for 2009 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. Derivation of these generic mean weights are shown in the totals section, obtained by clicking on the Last page summary link above or by scrolling/paging to the bottom. The overall estimate of fish numbers is also shown there.

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LineSpeciesproduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMW idGeneric
mean
weight
(g)
Estimated
numbers
(millions)
14Wuchang bream (Megalobrama amblycephala)652,215450-500EMW-2291,304 - 1,449
15Cyprinids nei (Cyprinidae)630,208319-1,061594 - 1,974
16Tilapias nei (Oreochromis(=Tilapia) spp)583,981250-800EMW-215730 - 2,336
17Marine fishes nei (Osteichthyes)468,858319-1,061442 - 1,469
18Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)444,937340-680EMW-45654 - 1,309
19Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)424,4872,000-3,000EMW-30141 - 212
20Amur catfish (Silurus asotus)379,691319-1,061358 - 1,190
21Mrigal carp (Cirrhinus mrigala)378,622300-1,100EMW-124344 - 1,262
22Snakehead (Channa argus)376,762319-1,061355 - 1,180
23Torpedo-shaped catfishes nei (Clarias spp)353,679319-1,061333 - 1,108
24Blue-Nile tilapia,hybrid (Oreochromis aureus x O. niloticus )333,322220-220EMW-2311,515
25Asian swamp eel (Monopterus albus)272,990319-1,061257 - 855
26Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica)261,617100-250EMW-1001,046 - 2,616
27Mandarin fish (Siniperca chuatsi)252,622500-500EMW-115505