(fao.org) 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

Europe, Japan and the United States of America together accounted for 47 percent of the world’s total food fish consumption in 1961 but only about 20 percent in 2015. Of the global total of 149 million tonnes in 2015, Asia consumed more than two-thirds (106 million tonnes at 24.0 kg per capita). Oceania and Africa consumed the lowest share. The shift is the result of structural changes in the sector and in particular the growing role of Asian countries in fish production, as well as a significant gap between the economic
growth rates of the world’s more mature fish markets and those of many increasingly important emerging markets around the world, particularly in Asia.

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