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

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Summary for Mexico (2017)
TotalProduction (t)Percent of total
fish production %
Estimated Numbers
All species with an EMW
(Estimated mean weight)
         69,74290 75 - 277
All species without an EMW          7,62510Not estimated
Total fish production         77,366100
out of total aquaculture production        243,307


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Data for Mexico (2017)
SpeciesProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated
Tilapias nei         55,358250-800215 69 - 221
Rainbow trout          9,499210-5,000155 2 - 45
Pacific bluefin tuna          5,722 Not estimated4
Common carp          3,092500-2,50057 1 - 6
Catfishes nei          1,527 Not estimated4
Channel catfish          1,016340-68045 1 - 3
Largemouth black bass            656680110 1
Jacks, crevalles nei            336 Not estimated4
Red drum            1201,000156<1
Freshwater fishes nei             25 Not estimated4
Marine fishes nei             15 Not estimated4
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Percent of
total fish
production %
Estimated Numbers
   Single species with an EMW          14,38319 6 - 55
   Multi species with an EMW          55,35872 69 - 221
Totals for species with an EMW         69,74290 75 - 277
Totals for species without EMW          7,62510 Not estimated4
Total fish production         77,366100
out of total aquaculture production        243,307

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.