Major species groups in global aquaculture production worldwide 2016

This statistic shows the top 10 species groups for aquaculture production worldwide in 2016. In that year, with over 3.32 million metric tons, salmons, trouts and smelts represented one of the world's most produced species groups in aquaculture.

Leading species groups in global aquaculture production in 2016 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

Production in thousand metric tons
Carps, barbels and other cyprinids30,545
Miscellaneous freshwater fishes9,944
Tilapias and other cichlids5,899
Oysters5,595
Clams, cockles, arkshells5,570
Shrimps, prawns5,181
Salmons, trouts, smelts3,320
Freshwater crustaceans2,281
Scallops, pectens2,127
Mussels2,008
Marine fishes not identified845
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Source

Release date

2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

* World aquaculture production of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, etc. All figures are rounded.

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