Asia Pacific and South America catch and ship the highest regional net fish exports. At territory-level Thailand, China and Norway produce the highest US$ value of net fish exports, and together they make up one third of worldwide net fish exports.
Whilst island territories of Asia Pacific have high net fish exports, Central American islands often are not net exporters of fish. Japan is a net importer of fish so is not given an area on this map, nor as a region on the graph below.
Note that the total area of the territories on this map is equal (but differently distributed) to that for fish imports. This is also true for the area of the bars on the graph below.