FAO Fisheries Department

Global interactive map on aquaculture production of aquatic animals for human consumption



The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO has released the first global interactive map on Aquaculture production of aquatic animals for human consumption for 2009 as part of the National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) map collection. The collection geographically illustrates where aquaculture is taking place. Key information features that accompany the administrative units or individual farms include: cultured species, technology used, culture systems, environments, farm characteristics and respective production quantities, and main issues (credit, diseases, environmental impact, etc.).

The NASO collection now includes national statistics on aquaculture production for 2009 and efforts are underway to include statistics related to land and water use in aquaculture during 2012. It is being developed by the Aquaculture Service of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department in close collaboration with Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics and Information Service.

New Google-based maps are also now available in the NASO map collection for Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Thailand showing where aquaculture is taking place.