Total number of fishers and fish farmers worldwide from (in 1,000s)

Characteristic Number in thousands
2018 59,509
2016 59,609
2015 59,161
2014 56,612

How many fish are in the world 2020?

The best estimates by scientists place the number of fish in the ocean at 3,500,000,000,000.

How many fishers are there?

In 2018, the total number of fishing vessels across the world was estimated to be 4.6 million.

How many fish are caught in the world?

It has been estimated (in 2019) that between 0.79 and 2.3 trillion* fish (ie 790,000,000,000 to 2,300,000,000,000) were caught from the wild globally each year for 2007-2016. Details of the estimate are available for global production and by country and by species.

How many fish are in the world 2022?

According to FishBase about 34,800 species of fish had been described as of February 2022, which is more than the combined total of all other vertebrate species: mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds.

What country fishes the most?

Environment > Marine fish catch: Countries Compared

1 China 11.5 million tons
2 Peru 8.26 million tons
3 Chile 4.89 million tons
4 Japan 3.96 million tons

What percent of the world eats fish?

The livelihoods of 10-12 percent of the world’s population – that’s over 870 million people – depend on fisheries and aquaculture. And over three billion people worldwide rely on food from the ocean as a significant source of animal protein. Fisheries are a pillar of the global economy.

How many fisheries are overfished?

Answer: 34.2% of fisheries are overfished, comprising 22.7% of seafood. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the world’s authority on fisheries, 34.2% of fisheries are overfished.

How many species of fish are there in the world 2021?


There are over 34,000 recognized species of fish around the world, and they inhabit a wide range of watery habitats.

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