Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

APFIC Regional overview of aquaculture trends in the Asia-Pacific region 2014

Category Key publications, APFIC Regional overview of fisheries & aquaculture

This biennial review of aquaculture production in the Asia-Pacific region has been produced by the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) Secretariat as part of its function to inform member countries of the status and trends in the fishery and aquaculture sectors of the region.

The Asia-Pacific region is the world leader in total aquaculture production, producing 58.5 million tonnes of aquaculture products in 2012, representing more than 89 percent of total global aquaculture production in that year (excluding aquatic plants).

This production comprised more than 225 species and species groups in 2012. It is clear that, more than any other region, the review of aquaculture production by species, commodity group, country and subregion is important to understand trends in aquaculture development and the distribution of this production.

The regional overview is prepared for member countries and other stakeholders to provide easy access to the complex and diverse aquaculture production of the Asia-Pacific region.

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission. 2014. Regional overview of aquaculture trends in the Asia-Pacific Region 2014, RAP Publication 2014/26, 45 p.