Countries

Explore the country profiles with AGIs assessments below. 

Canada

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Having a modest production of 187,026 tonnes (2019), Canada aquaculture sector is dominated by salmon as the principal species and employs 14,000 people full-time. The sector represents one-third of the country’s total fisheries value and 20% of seafood production. For more, click here.

 

Species farmed include: Atlantic salmon; trout; steelhead; oysters; and mussels.

China

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China is the world leader in aquaculture production (63.7 million tonnes), with the sector employing 5 million farmers, 70-80% of them being small-scale operators providing for the local/regional markets. For more, click here.

 

Species farmed include: whiteleg shrimp; large yellow croaker; sea cucumber; and tilapia.

China assessment synthesis reports-
 

Chile

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Chile’s aquaculture sector produces 1.26 million tonnes (2018). Atlantic salmon farming is the largest sector, and represents the third largest export product in terms of value. The country is the second largest producer of salmon and trout (after Norway). For more information, click here.

Species farmed include: salmon (Atlantic/Pacific/King); rainbow trout; Pacific/Chilean oysters; mussels; and red abalone.

Indonesia

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Indonesia is in the top five producers for fisheries/aquaculture production and for shrimp in particular, it is the second largest (after China), with production nearing 637,555 tonnes in 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Species farmed include: shrimp and pangasius.

Myanmar

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Compared to its neighbors, Myanmar’s aquaculture sector is underdeveloped. Nevertheless, the fisheries/aquaculture sector employs three to four million people and is major source of dietary animal protein and forms a critical component of food security. The aquaculture sector is poised to be a rapidly emerging sector in the future. For more information, click here.

 

Species farmed include: tilapia; perch; grouper; seabass; and shrimp.

Norway

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Seafood products overall represent the second most important export (after oil and gas). Norway is the world’s largest producer of salmon (1.36 million tonnes in 2019) and its aquaculture sector is predominately industrial, medium/large-scale. For more information, click here.

 

Species farmed include: Atlantic salmon; rainbow trout; char; halibut; and shellfish.

Scotland

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Currently, Scotland is the largest Atlantic salmon producer in the EU and third largest globally (162,817 tonnes in 2016). Salmon represents the country’s top food export. For more information, click here.

 

Species farmed include: Atlantic salmon; rainbow trout; halibut; blue mussel; Pacific oyster; and queen scallop  

Note: The assessment process for this country project is still pending and being processed currently. 

Thailand

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Aquaculture production in Thailand amounted to 0.9 million tonnes (2017). Until 2017, the country was the second largest producer of shrimp but after setbacks from widespread early mortality syndrome is the sixth largest. For more information, click here.

 

Species farmed include: whiteleg shrimp; green mussel; common carp; striped catfish; freshwater prawn; and sand goby

Vietnam

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Vietnam is one of the major aquaculture players (fourth largest exporter), producing 4.1 million tonnes in 2018, from mostly brackish and freshwater production systems. The aquaculture sector employs 2.6 million people with one million in shrimp aquaculture and most engaged are small-scale producers. For more information, click here.

 

Species farmed include: pangasius; shrimp; tilapia; seabass; and grouper