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Top 25 fish producing countries responsible for 80 percent of global marine capture – SOFIA 2020 recap

Top countries and territories for marine capture production - a recap of SOFIA 2020

Every 2 years, the UN FAO publishes important statistics everyone in the fishery and aquaculture sector should know. According to the most current UN FAO SOFIA 2020 report, the top 25 countries and territories for global marine capture produced 67.83 million tonnes of seafood, which is equivalent to 80 percent of the world total of 84.41 million tonnes in 2018. For a more detailed breakdown download refer to Table 2 of the SOFIA 2020 report

Please note that the countries in this list include production associated with the capture of the Peruvian anchoveta (Engraulis ringens). If anchoveta capture numbers are excluded, Peru and Chile would no longer be part of the top 25 countries for global marine capture production.

Here are the top 25 fish producing countries as of 2020:

1
China – 12.68 million tonnes in 2018, 15 percent of total global marine capture

2
Peru – 7.15 million tonnes in 2018, 8 percent of total global marine capture

3
Indonesia – 6.71 million tonnes in 2018, 8 percent of total global marine capture

4
Russian Federation – 4.84 million tonnes in 2018, 6 percent of total global marine capture

5
United States of America – 4.72 million tonnes in 2018, 6 percent of total global marine capture

6
India – 3.62 million tonnes in 2018, 4 percent of total global marine capture

7
Vietnam – 3.19 million tonnes in 2018, 4 percent of total global marine capture

8
Japan – 3.10 million tonnes in 2018, 4 percent of total global marine capture

9
Norway – 2.49 million tonnes in 2018, 3 percent of total global marine capture

10
Chile – 2.12 million tonnes in 2018, 3 percent of total global marine capture

11
Philippines – 1.89 million tonnes in 2018, 2 percent of total global marine capture

12
Thailand – 1.51 million tonnes in 2018, 2 percent of total global marine capture

13
Mexico – 1.47 million tonnes in 2018, 2 percent of total global marine capture

14
Malaysia – 1.45 million tonnes in 2018, 2 percent of total global marine capture

15
Morocco – 1.36 million tonnes in 2018, 2 percent of total global marine capture

16
Republic of Korea – 1.33 million tonnes in 2018, 2 percent of total global marine capture

17
Iceland – 1.26 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

18
Myanmar – 1.14 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

19
Mauritania – 0.95 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

20
Spain – 0.92 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

21
Argentina – 0.82 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

22
Taiwan – 0.81 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

23
Denmark – 0.79 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

24
Canada – 0.78 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

25
Iran – 0.72 million tonnes in 2018, 1 percent of total global marine capture

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