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

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Summary for Brazil (2017)
TotalProduction (t)Percent of total
fish production %
Estimated Numbers
All species with an EMW
(Estimated mean weight)
        398,90078 417 - 1,383
All species without an EMW        114,88522Not estimated
Total fish production        513,785100
out of total aquaculture production        595,000


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Data for Brazil (2017)
SpeciesProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated
Tilapias nei        290,000250-800215 363 - 1,160
Cachama        105,000500-2,00040 53 - 210
Tambacu, hybrid         35,800 Not estimated4
Cyprinids nei         18,900 Not estimated4
Freshwater siluroids nei         16,000 Not estimated4
Pacu         13,200 Not estimated4
Tambatinga, hybrid          6,500 Not estimated4
Brycon spp          4,850 Not estimated4
Arapaima          4,200 Not estimated4
Leporinus spp          3,950 Not estimated4
Brycon amazonicus          3,350 Not estimated4
Freshwater fishes nei          3,330 Not estimated4
Prochilods nei          3,300 Not estimated4
Rainbow trout          2,000210-5,000155 <1 - 10
Pirapatinga          1,900500-1,000147 2 - 4
Hoplias spp            800 Not estimated4
Banded astyanax            550 Not estimated4
Cichla spp             75 Not estimated4
Dorado             60 Not estimated4
Marine fishes nei             20 Not estimated4
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Percent of
total fish
production %
Estimated Numbers
   Single species with an EMW         108,90021 55 - 223
   Multi species with an EMW         290,00056 363 - 1,160
Totals for species with an EMW        398,90078 417 - 1,383
Totals for species without EMW        114,88522 Not estimated4
Total fish production        513,785100
out of total aquaculture production        595,000

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.