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

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Data for Roho labeo (Labeo rohita) in 2017
CountryProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight 2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated Numbers
(millions)3
India        960,000300-1,500167 640 - 3,200
Myanmar        647,974300-1,500167 432 - 2,160
Bangladesh        287,700300-1,500167 192 - 959
Pakistan         45,632300-1,500167 30 - 152
Malaysia          7,218300-1,500167 5 - 24
Lao People's Dem. Rep.          6,500300-1,500167 4 - 22
Nepal          6,410300-1,500167 4 - 21
Sri Lanka            817300-1,500167 1 - 3
Thailand            657300-1,500167 <1 - 2
Bhutan             35300-1,500167 <1
Total      1,962,943 1,309 - 6,543

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.