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FAO updates aqua production statistics, releases pen drive of publications

FAO’s Global Aquaculture Production Quantity and Value Statistics have been published online with the time series updated to cover 67 years from 1950 to 2016 (value data from 1984 to 2016). There are statistical details significantly improved retroactively for some back years for some countries, including a few global and regional major producing countries. The organization has also released a pen drive of all its publications.

April 19, 2018

FAO’s Global Aquaculture Production Quantity and Value Statistics have been published online with the time series updated to cover 67 years from 1950 to 2016 (value data from 1984 to 2016).
There are statistical details significantly improved retroactively for some back years for some countries, including a few global and regional major producing countries.

Three new separate datasets (Capture, Aquaculture, and combined Total Production) are openly accessible to all data users and can be consulted through FishStatJ software (download here), or through online query panels.

Revealed by the latest data, the global aquaculture production (including aquatic plants) in 2016 was 110.2 million tonnes, valued at US$243.5 billion. This total production included 80.0 million tonnes of food fish (finfish, crustaceans, molluscs and other animal species) and 30.1 million tonnes of aquatic plants (mostly seaweeds).

pen drive of publications
New pen drive containing FAO aquaculture publications produced during the period 1999 to 2017
More than 1200 publications related to aquaculture, including technical papers, circulars, FAO reports, CD-ROMs, web-based products and newsletters, in both hard and electronic versions and in various FAO official languages have been published and distributed worldwide during 1999-2017 period, in both hard and electronic versions. Publications have been assembled on this pen drive as Portable Document Format (PDF) files, in order to make them easily available, searchable and printable to all users especially those with limited access to the Internet.

For more information, contact Valerio Crespi (email)

The majority of FAO aquaculture publications are accessible here.

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