China's aquaculture and the world's wild fisheries

Journal Article

Abstract:

China is the world's largest producer, consumer, processor, and exporter of finfish and shellfish (defined here as "fish”), and its fish imports are steadily rising. China produces more than one-third of the global fish supply, largely from its ever-expanding aquaculture sector, as most of its domestic fisheries are overexploited. Aquaculture accounts for ∼72% of its reported domestic fish production, and China alone contributes >60% of global aquaculture volume and roughly half of global aquaculture value.

Citation: Cao, L., R. Naylor, P. Henriksson, D. Leadbitter, M. Metian, M. Troell, and W. Zhang. 2015. China's aquaculture and the world's wild fisheries. Science 347:133-135.