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

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Summary for Syrian Arab Republic (2017)
TotalProduction (t)Percent of total
fish production %
Estimated Numbers
(millions)
All species with an EMW
(Estimated mean weight)
          2,350100 2 - 5
Total fish production          2,350100
out of total aquaculture production          2,350

   

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Data for Syrian Arab Republic (2017)
SpeciesProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated
Numbers
(millions)3
Blue tilapia            645500-800341
Common carp          1,000500-2,50057 <1 - 2
Grass carp(=White amur)              3500-2,50087 <1
North African catfish            500500-1,500132 <1 - 1
Silver carp              2300-1,500182 <1
Tilapias nei            200250-800215 <1 - 1
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Percent of
total fish
production %
Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW           2,15091 2 - 4
   Multi species with an EMW             2009 <1 - 1
Totals for species with an EMW          2,350100 2 - 5
Total fish production          2,350100
out of total aquaculture production          2,350

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.