Capture fisheries production (metric tons)

Definition: Capture fisheries production measures the volume of fish catches landed by a country for all commercial, industrial, recreational and subsistence purposes.

Description: The map below shows how Capture fisheries production (metric tons) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is China, with a value of 14,831,310.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Andorra, with a value of 0.00.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: In 2008, China revised its 2006 production statistics to reduce about 13 percent based on its Second National Agriculture Census conducted in 2007. This implied the downward adjustment of global capture production about 2 percent. Historical statistics of China for the period 1997-2005 were subsequently revised by FAO.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual