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

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Summary for Saudi Arabia (2017)
TotalProduction (t)Percent of total
fish production %
Estimated Numbers
(millions)
All species with an EMW
(Estimated mean weight)
         15,38097 18 - 56
All species without an EMW            4203Not estimated
Total fish production         15,800100
out of total aquaculture production         55,000

   

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Data for Saudi Arabia (2017)
SpeciesProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated
Numbers
(millions)3
Barramundi(=Giant seaperch)          5,500300-2,00025 3 - 18
Flathead grey mullet             50500-1,50076 <1
Gilthead seabream          2,230300-40081 6 - 7
Groupers nei            100 Not estimated4
Nile tilapia          7,500250-800129 9 - 30
North African catfish            100500-1,500132 <1
Sabaki tilapia            280 Not estimated4
Spinefeet(=Rabbitfishes) nei             40 Not estimated4
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Percent of
total fish
production %
Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW          15,38097 18 - 56
Totals for species with an EMW         15,38097 18 - 56
Totals for species without EMW            4203 Not estimated4
Total fish production         15,800100
out of total aquaculture production         55,000

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.