How much seafood is produced by aquaculture?
In 2003, World aquaculture
production contributed about 40 million tons, or
about 30% of total World fisheries production of about 130 million tons.
A decade ago, aquaculture contributed merely 17 million tons, making it the fastest growing food production
Where is aquaculture conducted?
Almost everywhere, in cold climate developed countries, as well as in
tropical climate less-developed countries, over all continents:
Fresh water aquaculture: contributes about 58% of
World aquaculture output.
Marine aquaculture: contributes about 42% of World aquaculture output.
What is produced in aquaculture?
In developed countries: Salmon, Sea bream, Sea bass, Catfish, etc.
In less-developed countries: Marine aquatic plant Kelp, various Carps, Nile
Tilapia, oysters various Shrimp species, mostly produced in extensive, low
Main products produced in less developed countries for export into the
developed markets (EU, US , Japan) are prawns, Shrimp, oysters, scallops,
More than 80% of World aquaculture production is carried out in low-income countries, supplying their own domestic markets.
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