Aquatic production

World production of aquatic living resources

Totals for 2005 (FAO 2007), covering all sources (fisheries and aquaculture), species (animals and plants) and areas (marine and inland).

157 million tonnes
(+ 1.2 % compared with 2004)

Breakdown by species group


The division into groups of species shows the predominance of fish in aquatic resources (70%).

Breakdown by geographic zone


The species from marine zones (seas and oceans) account for 77% of production; the rest comes from lakes, rivers and land-based rearing structures.

Relative proportions of aquaculture and fisheries