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Countries that Catch the Most Fish

Name the countries that catch the most wild fish, crustaceans, and molluscs.
For the year 2014, according to FAOSTAT
Last updated: February 11, 2017
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Tons
Country
17.1 m
China
6.4 m
Indonesia
5.0 m
United States
4.7 m
India
4.2 m
Russia
4.1 m
Myanmar
3.7 m
Japan
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Country
3.6 m
Peru
2.9 m
Vietnam
2.4 m
Philippines
2.3 m
Norway
2.2 m
Chile
1.8 m
Thailand
1.7 m
South Korea
Tons
Country
1.6 m
Bangladesh
1.5 m
Mexico
1.5 m
Malaysia
1.4 m
Morocco
1.1 m
Spain
1.1 m
Iceland
1.1 m
Taiwan
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level 74
May 11, 2014
100% but took several guesses before I stumbled across Bangladesh.
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level 59
Feb 12, 2017
Well Thailand, Myanmar, and India are on this list so maybe the Bay of Bengal has an abundance of fish?
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level 56
Feb 18, 2017
Bangladeshi here. Bangladesh is on the list because of the hundreds of rivers that flows through the country. The fish we eat are mostly freshwater fishes, although saltwater fishes are also consumed in the coastal cities, but they aren't as common in the rest of the country.
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level 34
Apr 15, 2017
I guessed Bangladesh right at first try. It got me happy for Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries of this planet. Good to know their economy has some type of insource. By the way, I only missed 2 countries to get the 100%.
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level 74
May 26, 2018
Not so abundant anymore. The coastal waters of south and east Asia is a very dangerous place to be a fish.
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level 36
May 11, 2014
Wonderful Quiz. 100% with 4 seconds left. I did not expect Iceland to be on there.
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level 75
Jan 27, 2015
Tough farming in Iceland. :-) Better to look to the sea for food.
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level 43
Apr 22, 2015
Really? Surrounded by the North-Atlantic ocean, an exclusive economic area seven times the size of the island (ranking 37th over all) and with the gulf stream moving warm waters to the cold arctic sea just in that area. It makes almost the perfect fishing zone. By the way, Iceland was the first country to move the EEA to 200 nautical miles from land.
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level 59
Sep 23, 2016
Same! 3 seconds left and I just managed to get Iceland!
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level 59
Sep 23, 2016
On the one hand, they're a tiny country compared to many of the others listed, but on the other hand...well, what else is there to eat? Plus, they're like, an island and stuff. You know. What joakim said.
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level 58
May 31, 2017
Yea Iceland was like my first guess for all the reasons stated above. Similarly, I was surprised that Australia was not on the list, as they have a pretty large amount of sea unclaimed by other countries that they can fish in.
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level 75
Dec 3, 2018
With all that beef and mutton available, why bother with fish?
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level 60
May 11, 2014
100% with 0.55 left!
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level 75
May 11, 2014
Darn you, Norway!!
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level 55
May 12, 2014
I got everything but Japan...freaking Japan...duh.
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level 40
May 12, 2014
100% at 31 seconds left! great quiz!
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level 8
May 22, 2014
wheres australia?
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level 74
May 23, 2014
Their population is kind of small... though... it's 70x bigger than Iceland's so that doesn't explain everything.
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level 63
Nov 11, 2014
under Indonesia... bit to the left; north - west of New Zealand, There are restrictions on the amount of fishing that can be conducted in Australian waters. Australia also managed to keep out the super trawlers, although that will likely change in the coming years - unless the protests keep going! Managed to turn back one a year or so ago! The government actively turns/tows away ships from other countries who encroach its sovereign waters and territorial areas.
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level 63
Nov 11, 2014
fishing boats, not ships! argh
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level 65
May 31, 2017
How far down below Indonesia do you have to dig before you reach Australia?
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level 73
Jan 29, 2015
Great quiz.
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level 73
Oct 10, 2015
Didn't get Peru... Didn't expect it to catch so much.
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level 66
Nov 3, 2015
Is it correct that much of the Peru fish catch is not used for food?
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level 46
Jun 29, 2016
Used for bookmarks instead?
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level 58
Sep 23, 2016
There's not a lot of fish that would make a great bookmark. Maybe flounders but the book would have to be big. Maybe they're used for dresses? Like sequins? Or as slippers? So many possible uses... :D
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level 76
Dec 3, 2015
Surprised that Australia wasn't on here.
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level 64
Aug 30, 2016
PERU?!
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level 68
Sep 23, 2016
Glad I'm not the only one surprised about Peru being number 2!
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level 57
Sep 23, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishing_industry_by_country
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level 51
Sep 23, 2016
Didn't know Myanmar was bring used instead of Burma- not that I would have got either of them.
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level 80
Sep 23, 2016
Both are still accepted.
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level 46
Sep 23, 2016
I thought I'd gone through all the sea-touching countries in Asia, but of course I missed South Korea and Philippines...
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level 32
Sep 23, 2016
2005?
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level 60
Sep 23, 2016
This data is so 2005.
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level 65
Sep 23, 2016
No source after 2005?
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level ∞
Feb 11, 2017
Finally found a better source! We are now using 2014 data.
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level 43
Sep 23, 2016
Doesn't anyone think Japan should be top? Surely they need more sushi for everyone?
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level ∞
Feb 11, 2017
Japan imports a lot. Except for Iceland and the Maldives they eat the most fish per capita.
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level 60
Feb 11, 2017
Plus whales aren't fish ;)
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level 42
Sep 27, 2016
I got all the Asian countries except India. *facepalm*
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level 79
Feb 12, 2017
I keep expecting Portugal for some reason.
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level 63
Feb 12, 2017
We should have a quiz on the countries that have had the most fish get away.
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level 71
Feb 13, 2017
If you belong to the Greenland-and-Faroes-are-part-of-Denmark brigade, then Denmark (0.7m), Faroe Islands (0.5m) and Greenland (0.3m) aggregate to 1.5 million tons for the whole Danish Kingdom.
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level 70
Feb 15, 2017
Looks like I'm one of the very few that missed Russia.
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level 60
May 31, 2017
That's the only one I missed. *facepalm*
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level 39
May 31, 2017
On these types of quizzes, I always guess obvious countries like USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia, China, Australia, etc. first.
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level 34
Apr 15, 2017
China and the US are in 100% of the quizzes of this type. You name the product they're invariably amongst the top 5(at the very least, usually top 3).
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level 33
May 31, 2017
It would be funny if the website were "Made in China" or "Made in the US"
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level 44
May 31, 2017
100 % with 45 seconds left...but I stuggled to guess... Spain
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level 66
May 31, 2017
The lone Africa answer was not the one I was expecting
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level 69
May 31, 2017
I got Morocco because once upon a time I ate a fair amount of sardines. A large portion of which are caught by Moroccan fishermen.
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level 57
May 31, 2017
Cool story bro
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level 25
Jun 1, 2017
I typed Morocco and it didn't work
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level 45
Jun 10, 2017
Depleting the world's oceans? Really?? SMH
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level ∞
Jun 11, 2017
Explain your SMH. Do you think overfishing is not a problem?
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level 14
Dec 21, 2017
im surprised I missed USA..... and myanmar...
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level 42
May 26, 2018
I missed just Iceland on first try, and barely guessed Peru before time ran out. SO close
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level 15
Jul 19, 2018
UK?