Limits To Growth/world fisheries and aquaculture production and utilization
Capture fisheries and aquaculture supplied the world with about 142 million tonnes of fish in 2008. Of this, 115 million tonnes was used as human food, providing an estimated apparent per capita supply of about 17 kg (live weight equivalent), which is an all-time high. Aquaculture accounted for 46 percent of total food fish supply, a slightly lower proportion than reported in The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2008 owing to a major downward revision of aquaculture and capture fishery production statistics by China, but representing a continuing increase from 43 percent in 2006.
|Production (Million tonnes)||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009|
|Total World Fisheries||134.3||136.4||137.1||139.8||142.3||145.1|
This production is used as follows:
|Utilization (Million tonnes)||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009|
|World Population (billions)||6.4||6.5||6.6||6.7||6.8||6.8|
|Per capita food fish supply (kg)||16.2||16.5||16.8||16.9||17.1||17.2|