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Trends in aquaculture

A pictorial representation of growth trends in the aquaculture sector

Aquaculture supplies close to half of all fish consumed

Aquaculture has been growing rapidly with capture fish production stagnating, and now accounts for almost half of all fish consumed globally. (Source: UN FAO, 2012 Statistical Year Book)

Aquaculture per capita production

Aquaculture production has been steadily increasing, with developing countries leading the growth. (Source: UN FAO, 2012 Statistical Year Book)

Aquaculture producing countries

India, China, USA, Brazil and Asia (ex-India China) are the leading producers of fish raised in aquaculture. (Source: UN FAO, 2012 Statistical Year Book)

Geo-location of harvests by capture and aquaculture

Despite having amogst the highest shares of captured fish, India & China also have the highest proportion of fish raised under aquaculture vs capture.(Source: UN FAO, 2012 Statistical Year Book)