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

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Data for Striped snakehead (Channa striata) in 2017
CountryProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight 2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated Numbers
(millions)3
Cambodia         43,000300-1,100207 39 - 143
Thailand          3,228300-1,100207 3 - 11
Philippines            939300-1,100207 1 - 3
Bangladesh            802300-1,100207 1 - 3
Malaysia             84300-1,100207 <1
Singapore              4300-1,100207 <1
Total         48,058 44 - 160

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.