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

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Data for Marine fishes nei (Osteichthyes) in 2017
CountryProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight 2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated Numbers
China        470,067 Not estimated4
Indonesia        264,600 Not estimated4
Bangladesh        116,110 Not estimated4
India         96,000 Not estimated4
Iran (Islamic Rep. of)         14,050 Not estimated4
Viet Nam         11,553 Not estimated4
Japan          2,900 Not estimated4
Taiwan Province of China          2,873 Not estimated4
Malaysia          2,479 Not estimated4
Australia          2,294 Not estimated4
China, Hong Kong SAR            750 Not estimated4
United States of America            600 Not estimated4
Philippines            433 Not estimated4
Cambodia            160 Not estimated4
Kuwait            160 Not estimated4
Greece            121 Not estimated4
Malta             83 Not estimated4
Korea, Dem. People's Rep             80 Not estimated4
United Kingdom             77 Not estimated4
Korea, Republic of             66 Not estimated4
Brunei Darussalam             50 Not estimated4
Singapore             32 Not estimated4
Brazil             20 Not estimated4
Georgia             20 Not estimated4
Mexico             15 Not estimated4
Italy             10 Not estimated4
El Salvador              3 Not estimated4
Total        985,606 Not estimated

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.