Fish production worldwide 2002-2018

The volume of global fish production amounted to 178.8 million metric tons in 2018, up from 148.1 million metric tons in 2010. Fish is one of the most widely consumed foods in the world, and it is only becoming more popular over time.

Global seafood industry

The seafood market worldwide is expected to expand considerably over the next several years. In 2017 the global seafood market was valued at 125.2 billion U.S. dollars, and is expected to grow to 155.32 billion dollars by 2023. The country that catches the highest volume of fish is China, followed by Indonesia and India. China also is home to the largest fish and seafood processing industry in the world, generating 31.6 billion U.S. dollars of revenue in 2018.

Seafood consumption in the United States

Fish is widely available in the United States, and is often considered a healthier source of protein than red meat. The average American consumed about 14.7 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2016, down from 15.5 pounds in the previous year. Most of that consumption consisted of shrimp, salmon, and canned tuna.

Global fish production from 2002 to 2018

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Fish production includes fishing and aquaculture.

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