FAO: Global aquaculture production to exceed capture fisheries production for the first time in 2022

Published Jun 14, 2024

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In 2022, global fishery and aquaculture production hit a record high of 223.2 million tons, valued at US$472 billion, providing around 15% of the world's animal protein supply and creating 62 million jobs. Aquaculture was responsible for 57% of the aquatic animal protein consumption in 2020 and surpassed capture fisheries in production for the first time in 2022. The industry, however, is not evenly distributed, with many low-income countries underutilizing their potential. Sustainable fishing stocks have decreased to 62.3% due to overfishing. The global per capita consumption of aquatic products has risen to 20.7 kg in 2022, up from 9.1 kg in 1961, and the FAO anticipates a 10% increase in total global aquatic product production by 2050, with 111 million tons expected to come from aquaculture.
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In 2022, global fishery and aquaculture production reached a record high of 223.2 million tons, with a production value of US$472 billion, contributing about 15% of the animal protein supply for humans and creating about 62 million direct jobs. In the past decade, the production of capture fisheries has remained basically stable, and the growth rate of aquaculture production has been 6.6%. In 2020, it contributed more than 57% of aquatic animal protein products for direct human consumption. In 2022, the global production of farmed aquatic products was about 130.9 million tons, with a production value of about US$312.8 billion; inland aquaculture accounted for 62.6% of the production, and marine aquaculture accounted for 37.4%. In 2022, the production of farmed aquatic products exceeded that of capture fisheries for the first time, but the aquaculture industry is still concentrated in a few countries, and many low-income countries, such as Africa, have a high production capacity. ...
Source: Foodmate
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