Cypriniformes in Commercial Fishing
Many cypriniforms have great economic value and are captured or raised for human consumption, pet trade, or recreation. The top five fishes used for aquaculture worldwide are cyprinids: Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, Ctenopharyngodon idella, Cyprinus carpio, Hypophthalmichthys nobilis, and Carassius carassius. About 16 million tons of cyprinids, worth $13.5 billion, are harvested annually (FAO 2006).
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. 2006. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
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