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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
American Samoa             20250-800129 <1
Antigua and Barbuda             10250-800129 <1
Barbados             25250-800129 <1
Benin          2,774250-800129 3 - 11
Bolivia (Plurinat.State)             50250-800129 <1
Brunei Darussalam              3250-800129 <1
Burkina Faso            270250-800129 <1 - 1
Burundi          1,325250-800129 2 - 5
Cambodia          6,500250-800129 8 - 26
Cameroon          1,125250-800129 1 - 5
Central African Republic            100250-800129 <1
Chad            200250-800129 <1 - 1
China      1,188,480250-800129 1,486 - 4,754
China, Hong Kong SAR            250250-800129 <1 - 1
Colombia         13,000250-800129 16 - 52
Congo            202250-800129 <1 - 1
Costa Rica         14,800250-800129 19 - 59
Côte d'Ivoire          3,250250-800129 4 - 13
Dominica              5250-800129 <1
Dominican Republic            400250-800129 1 - 2
Ecuador         23,050250-800129 29 - 92
Egypt        967,301250-800129 1,209 - 3,869
El Salvador          6,820250-800129 9 - 27
Fiji            203250-800129 <1 - 1
Gabon             40250-800129 <1
Gambia             12250-800129 <1
Ghana         53,200250-800129 67 - 213
Guam             70250-800129 <1
Guinea-Bissau             35250-800129 <1
Haiti          1,270250-800129 2 - 5
Honduras         30,000250-800129 38 - 120
Indonesia      1,260,000250-800129 1,575 - 5,040
Jamaica          1,091250-800129 1 - 4
Kenya          9,885250-800129 12 - 40
Korea, Dem. People's Rep             50250-800129 <1
Kuwait            175250-800129 <1 - 1
Lao People's Dem. Rep.         28,000250-800129 35 - 112
Liberia             35250-800129 <1
Madagascar          1,880250-800129 2 - 8
Malaysia          5,895250-800129 7 - 24
Mali          3,424250-800129 4 - 14
Morocco            300250-800129 <1 - 1
Namibia             25250-800129 <1
Nepal            550250-800129 1 - 2
Niger            230250-800129 <1 - 1
Oman             77250-800129 <1
Pakistan            245250-800129 <1 - 1
Palestine             26250-800129 <1
Panama             58250-800129 <1
Papua New Guinea          1,200250-800129 2 - 5
Paraguay          6,811250-800129 9 - 27
Peru          3,042250-800129 4 - 12
Philippines        166,607250-800129 208 - 666
Poland            100250-800129 <1
Qatar             10250-800129 <1
Rwanda          3,200250-800129 4 - 13
Saint Lucia              9250-800129 <1
Samoa             10250-800129 <1
Saudi Arabia          7,500250-800129 9 - 30
Senegal            260250-800129 <1 - 1
Sierra Leone             80250-800129 <1
Singapore             58250-800129 <1
South Africa            140250-800129 <1 - 1
South Sudan             20250-800129 <1
Spain              1250-800129 <1
Sudan          5,000250-800129 6 - 20
Switzerland             60250-800129 <1
Tanzania, United Rep. of          9,000250-800129 11 - 36
Thailand        203,637250-800129 255 - 815
Timor-Leste             20250-800129 <1
Togo            103250-800129 <1
Tunisia             19250-800129 <1
Uganda         74,924250-800129 94 - 300
United Arab Emirates             20250-800129 <1
United Kingdom              1250-800129 <1
US Virgin Islands              4250-800129 <1
Vanuatu             10250-800129 <1
Zambia         21,700250-800129 27 - 87
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.