2005 : 3 018 000 tonnes
+2 % compared with 2004
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A record increase in production took place in 1999 (+21 %). In 2005 there was a worldwide increase in Veneridae production (+ 2%). Only one group produced in any significant quantity is not wholly cultured in Asia: there are clams for which controlled reproduction is performed in the USA (Mercenaria mercenaria).
FAO 2007 (2005 production) All production data are given in total weight (flesh + shell).