Aquaculture, probably the fastest growing food-producing sector, now accounts for nearly 50 percent of the world's food fish. The need to exchange reliable information on all related subjects is becoming a key issue for the responsible management of aquaculture.
In order to provide easily-accessible and up-to-date information, the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has developed specific pages on aquaculture where users can consult relevant material on aquaculture at international, regional and national level.


Session on Advancing Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture through Agroecology, during WAS AQUA 2018, in Montpellier, France
  • The Global Synthesis of aquaculture development status and trends, and
  • Six Regional Reviews of aquaculture development, status and trends.

Fact Sheets

Aquaculture Fact Sheets contain a synthesis of detailed information on specific subjects and include related statistics, graphics (GIS maps, images, figures, etc.) and profiles.

The Fact Sheets cover the following information domains:

Statistical information

This includes statistics and databases related to aquaculture. Aquaculture production time-series datasets, derived from the FAO FishStatJ database, generate customized statistical graphics. Global Aquaculture Production (online query) allows the download of historical and current aquaculture production data.

The FAO Database on Introductions of Aquatic Species (DIAS) includes records of species introduced or transferred from one country to another, and also contains additional taxa, such as molluscs and crustaceans and marine species:  Database on Introductions of Aquatic Species (DIAS) - fact sheets
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