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

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Data for Silver barb (Barbonymus gonionotus) in 2017
CountryProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight 2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated Numbers
(millions)3
Bangladesh         41,388100-200181 207 - 414
Cambodia         33,950100-200181 170 - 340
Indonesia         28,300100-200181 142 - 283
Thailand         17,371100-200181 87 - 174
Myanmar         11,091100-200181 55 - 111
Lao People's Dem. Rep.          7,550100-200181 38 - 76
Malaysia            657100-200181 3 - 7
Total        140,307 702 - 1,403

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.