Species Grown

Below you will find various types of seafood grown worldwide. This list is simply an overview and does not include all species being raised. Check out each species and see their global role in Aquaculture!

Carps

  • Aquaculture division: Freshwater Fishes
  • Type(s) of raising system: Pond, Flow-through, RAS, IMTA
  • Number of species farmed: 38
  • Farmed in how many countries: 92
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 24.62%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 25.32%

Marine Shrimps

  • Aquaculture division: Crustaceans
  • Type(s) of raising system: Pond, Flow-through, Near Shore Cage, RAS, IMTA
  • Number of species farmed: 14
  • Farmed in how many countries: 60
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 13.71%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 4.92%

Salmons / Smelts

  • Aquaculture division: Diadromous fishes
  • Type(s) of raising system: Flow-through, RAS, IMTA, Open Ocean Pen
  • Number of species farmed: 20
  • Farmed in how many countries: 83
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 8.94%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 3.11%

Tilapias

  • Aquaculture division: Freshwater fishes
  • Type(s) of raising system: Pond, Flow-through, RAS, IMTA
  • Number of species farmed: 18
  • Farmed in how many countries: 127
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 4.42%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 5.25%

Catfishes

  • Aquaculture division: Freshwater fishes
  • Type(s) of raising system: Pond, Flow-through, Near Shore Cage
  • Number of species farmed: 27
  • Farmed in how many countries: 86
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 4.24%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 4.93%

Crayfishes

  • Aquaculture division: Crustaceans
  • Type(s) of raising system: Pond, Flow-through, Near Shore Cage
  • Number of species farmed: 7
  • Farmed in how many countries: 15
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 4.01%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: <1%

Clams

  • Aquaculture division: Molluscs
  • Type(s) of raising system: Pond, Flow-through, Near Shore Cage, IMTA
  • Number of species farmed: 29
  • Farmed in how many countries: 21
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 3.92%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 5.05%

Freshwater / Saltwater Crabs

  • Aquaculture division: Crustaceans
  • Type(s) of raising system: Pond, Flow-through, Near Shore Cage
  • Number of species farmed: 1
  • Farmed in how many countries: 3
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 3.82%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: <1%

Oysters

  • Aquaculture division: Molluscs
  • Type(s) of raising system: Pond, Flow-through, Near Shore Cage, IMTA
  • Number of species farmed: 12
  • Farmed in how many countries: 44
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: 2.72%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 5.1%

Red Seaweeds

  • Aquaculture division: Aquatic Plants
  • Type(s) of raising system: Near Shore Cage, IMTA
  • Number of species farmed: 8
  • Farmed in how many countries: 32
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: ~2%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 15.42%

Brown Seaweeds

  • Aquaculture division: Aquatic Plants
  • Type(s) of raising system: Near Shore Cage, IMTA
  • Number of species farmed: 8
  • Farmed in how many countries: 12
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by value: ~2%
  • Percentage of Aquaculture by quantity: 12.3%

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