AniMag' n°6

AniMag' n°6

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What are major aquaculture species?

Global fish production is estimated to have reached about 179 million tonnes in 2018, with almost half of it coming from aquaculture. Fed aquaculture production has outpaced that of the non-fed subsector in world aquaculture.

Finfish from inland, marine and coastal aquaculture produce half of total production, followed by aquaculture algae, molluscs and crustaceans. The following charts show the dominant finfish species, molluscs and crustaceans produced in aquaculture.