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

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Data for Pirapatinga (Piaractus brachypomus) in 2017
CountryProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight 2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated Numbers
(millions)3
China         82,119500-1,000147 82 - 164
Indonesia         74,400500-1,000147 74 - 149
Myanmar         28,933500-1,000147 29 - 58
Viet Nam         24,450500-1,000147 24 - 49
Colombia         20,000500-1,000147 20 - 40
Brazil          1,900500-1,000147 2 - 4
Peru          1,624500-1,000147 2 - 3
Bolivia (Plurinat.State)            800500-1,000147 1 - 2
Malaysia            144500-1,000147 <1
Ecuador             40500-1,000147 <1
Dominican Republic             15500-1,000147 <1
Total        234,425 234 - 469

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.