Aquaculture production focuses on a few key species and countries, with implications for future production and sustainability.
Planet Tracker’s interactive dashboard allows you to discover how concentrated seafood production is within a country, and how concentrated seafood production is by species, covering more than 200 countries and more than 600 species from 1950 to 2020. The dashboard also allows a comparison between aquaculture production and wild-catch fishing.
Simply pick a species or country to generate the breakdown of production and an associated concentration index computed as the sum of the squared volume shares of a given species within a country total. A country with a species concentration index above 25% is designated a highly concentrated producing nation.