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

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Data for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in 2017
CountryProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight 2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated Numbers
(millions)3
Indonesia      1,260,000250-800129 1,575 - 5,040
China      1,188,480250-800129 1,486 - 4,754
Egypt        967,301250-800129 1,209 - 3,869
Thailand        203,637250-800129 255 - 815
Philippines        166,607250-800129 208 - 666
Uganda         74,924250-800129 94 - 300
Ghana         53,200250-800129 67 - 213
Honduras         30,000250-800129 38 - 120
Lao People's Dem. Rep.         28,000250-800129 35 - 112
Ecuador         23,050250-800129 29 - 92
Zambia         21,700250-800129 27 - 87
Costa Rica         14,800250-800129 19 - 59
Colombia         13,000250-800129 16 - 52
Kenya          9,885250-800129 12 - 40
Tanzania, United Rep. of          9,000250-800129 11 - 36
Saudi Arabia          7,500250-800129 9 - 30
El Salvador          6,820250-800129 9 - 27
Paraguay          6,811250-800129 9 - 27
Cambodia          6,500250-800129 8 - 26
Malaysia          5,895250-800129 7 - 24
Sudan          5,000250-800129 6 - 20
Mali          3,424250-800129 4 - 14
Côte d'Ivoire          3,250250-800129 4 - 13
Rwanda          3,200250-800129 4 - 13
Peru          3,042250-800129 4 - 12
Benin          2,774250-800129 3 - 11
Madagascar          1,880250-800129 2 - 8
Burundi          1,325250-800129 2 - 5
Haiti          1,270250-800129 2 - 5
Papua New Guinea          1,200250-800129 2 - 5
Cameroon          1,125250-800129 1 - 5
Jamaica          1,091250-800129 1 - 4
Nepal            550250-800129 1 - 2
Dominican Republic            400250-800129 1 - 2
Morocco            300250-800129 <1 - 1
Burkina Faso            270250-800129 <1 - 1
Senegal            260250-800129 <1 - 1
China, Hong Kong SAR            250250-800129 <1 - 1
Pakistan            245250-800129 <1 - 1
Niger            230250-800129 <1 - 1
Fiji            203250-800129 <1 - 1
Congo            202250-800129 <1 - 1
Chad            200250-800129 <1 - 1
Kuwait            175250-800129 <1 - 1
South Africa            140250-800129 <1 - 1
Togo            103250-800129 <1
Central African Republic            100250-800129 <1
Poland            100250-800129 <1
Sierra Leone             80250-800129 <1
Oman             77250-800129 <1
Guam             70250-800129 <1
Switzerland             60250-800129 <1
Panama             58250-800129 <1
Singapore             58250-800129 <1
Bolivia (Plurinat.State)             50250-800129 <1
Korea, Dem. People's Rep             50250-800129 <1
Gabon             40250-800129 <1
Guinea-Bissau             35250-800129 <1
Liberia             35250-800129 <1
Palestine             26250-800129 <1
Barbados             25250-800129 <1
Namibia             25250-800129 <1
American Samoa             20250-800129 <1
South Sudan             20250-800129 <1
Timor-Leste             20250-800129 <1
United Arab Emirates             20250-800129 <1
Tunisia             19250-800129 <1
Gambia             12250-800129 <1
Antigua and Barbuda             10250-800129 <1
Qatar             10250-800129 <1
Samoa             10250-800129 <1
Vanuatu             10250-800129 <1
Saint Lucia              9250-800129 <1
Dominica              5250-800129 <1
US Virgin Islands              4250-800129 <1
Brunei Darussalam              3250-800129 <1
Spain              1250-800129 <1
United Kingdom              1250-800129 <1
Total      4,130,281 5,163 - 16,521

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.