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

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Summary for Malaysia (2017)
TotalProduction (t)Percent of total
fish production %
Estimated Numbers
(millions)
All species with an EMW
(Estimated mean weight)
         74,37946 67 - 270
All species without an EMW         87,11754Not estimated
Total fish production        161,496100
out of total aquaculture production        427,516

   

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Data for Malaysia (2017)
SpeciesProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated
Numbers
(millions)3
Torpedo-shaped catfishes nei         34,916 Not estimated4
Barramundi(=Giant seaperch)         30,237300-2,00025 15 - 101
Tilapias nei         26,631250-800215 33 - 107
Pangas catfish         20,124 Not estimated4
Mangrove red snapper          8,818 Not estimated4
Roho labeo          7,218300-1,500167 5 - 24
John's snapper          6,847 Not estimated4
Groupers nei          6,134 Not estimated4
Nile tilapia          5,895250-800129 7 - 24
Jacks, crevalles nei          2,943 Not estimated4
Marine fishes nei          2,479 Not estimated4
Asian redtail catfish          1,828 Not estimated4
Bighead carp          1,617500-1,50029 1 - 3
Hoven's carp          1,421 Not estimated4
Common carp            923500-2,50057 <1 - 2
Silver barb            657100-200181 3 - 7
Snubnose pompano            623 Not estimated4
Indonesian snakehead            506500-700951
Climbing perch            364 Not estimated4
Grass carp(=White amur)            321500-2,50087 <1 - 1
Freshwater fishes nei            293 Not estimated4
Pirapatinga            144500-1,000147 <1
Fourfinger threadfin            139 Not estimated4
Milkfish            120250-500122 <1
Hypsibarbus spp             89 Not estimated4
Striped snakehead             84300-1,100207 <1
Mullets nei             43 Not estimated4
Tinfoil barb             29 Not estimated4
Snakeskin gourami             1580-120189 <1
Barcoo grunter             10 Not estimated4
Giant gourami              92,000-3,00080 <1
Marble goby              8 Not estimated4
Thai mahseer              8 Not estimated4
Brown-marbled grouper              3 Not estimated4
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Percent of
total fish
production %
Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW          47,74830 33 - 163
   Multi species with an EMW          26,63116 33 - 107
Totals for species with an EMW         74,37946 67 - 270
Totals for species without EMW         87,11754 Not estimated4
Total fish production        161,496100
out of total aquaculture production        427,516

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.