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May 10, 2013

Fish farms provided 66.5 million tons in 2012 about 42% of total world fish production

Aquaculture Production in 2012 is estimated at around 66.5 million tonnes. This is based on the preliminary data for several major producers and projections for others, the world aquaculture production of food fish in the year 2012 is estimated at around 66.5 million tonnes. World aquaculture production of food fish reached 62.7 million tonnes in 2011, up by 6.2% from 59 million tonnes in 2010. The estimated value of farmed food fish is USD 130 billion. Farmed aquatic algae production in 2011 was 21 million tonnes, worth USD 5.5 billion.


World fish production is expected to rise to 172 million tons in 2021 and aquaculture (fish farming) will provide about half of that amount.






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