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

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Data for Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) in 2017
CountryProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight 2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated Numbers
(millions)3
Indonesia         59,200500-800123 74 - 118
Malawi          1,822500-800123 2 - 4
South Africa            220500-800123 <1
Singapore            128500-800123 <1
Eswatini            100500-800123 <1
Thailand             59500-800123 <1
United Arab Emirates             18500-800123 <1
Solomon Islands              2500-800123 <1
US Virgin Islands              2500-800123 <1
Total         61,551 77 - 123

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.