World production of aquatic living resources
Totals for 2005 (FAO 2007), covering all sources (fisheries and aquaculture), species (animals and plants) and areas (marine and inland).
157 million tonnes
(+ 1.2 % compared with 2004)
Breakdown by species group
The division into groups of species shows the predominance of fish in aquatic resources (70%).
Breakdown by geographic zone
The species from marine zones (seas and oceans) account for 77% of production; the rest comes from lakes, rivers and land-based rearing structures.