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

Year   : 2010       Country   : China

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This page shows FAO reported fish aquaculture production tonnages for 2010 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 China (2010)
SpeciesProduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMWidGeneric
Mean
Weight
(g)
Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
Grass carp(=White amur)      4,222,198500-2,50087 1,689 - 8,444
Silver carp      3,607,526300-1,500182 2,405 - 12,025
Bighead carp      2,550,848500-1,50029 1,701 - 5,102
Common carp      2,538,453500-2,50057 1,015 - 5,077
Crucian carp      2,216,094150-40062 5,540 - 14,774
Nile tilapia        998,890250-800129 1,249 - 3,996
Wuchang bream        652,215450-500229 1,304 - 1,449
Freshwater fishes nei        626,385319-1,061 590 - 1,962
Black carp        424,1232,000-3,00030 141 - 212
Snakehead        376,529319-1,061 355 - 1,180
Amur catfish        374,093319-1,061 353 - 1,172
Blue-Nile tilapia,hybrid        333,000220231 1,514
Marine fishes nei        285,193319-1,061 269 - 893
Asian swamp eel        272,939319-1,061 257 - 855
Mandarin fish        252,622500115 505
Channel catfish        217,303340-68045 320 - 639
Japanese eel        213,811100-250100 855 - 2,138
Pond loach        204,552319-1,061 193 - 641
Largemouth black bass        185,941680110 273
Yellow catfish        184,28150-200230 921 - 3,686
Japanese seabass        105,951500102 212
Large yellow croaker         85,809319-1,061 81 - 269
Pirapatinga         85,415500-1,000147 85 - 171
Turbot         60,000700-2,000219 30 - 86
Red drum         52,2431,000156 52
Groupers nei         49,360319-1,061 47 - 155
Porgies, seabreams nei         45,012319-1,061 42 - 141
Cobia         36,3566,000-8,00055 5 - 6
Sturgeons nei         35,324319-1,061 33 - 111
Lefteye flounders nei         24,978319-1,061 24 - 78
Snubnose pompano         24,000319-1,061 23 - 75
Puffers nei         19,953319-1,061 19 - 63
Clearhead icefish         18,481319-1,061 17 - 58
Chinese longsnout catfish         17,100319-1,061 16 - 54
Amberjacks nei         16,787319-1,061 16 - 53
Rainbow trout         16,397210-5,000155 3 - 78
Pond smelt         12,962319-1,061 12 - 41
Righteye flounders nei          5,372319-1,061 5 - 17
Salmonoids nei          1,433319-1,061 1 - 4
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW      18,953,667 19,820 - 60,439
Totals for species with an EMW     18,953,667 19,820 - 60,439
Totals for species without EMW      2,496,262 2,352 - 7,821
Total fish production     21,449,929 22,173 - 68,260
out of total aquaculture production     47,829,610
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2010 (Release date: March 2012)".