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Estimated numbers of individuals in average annual capture (FAO) of selected fish species (2007-2016)

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This page shows FAO reported fish capture tonnages for 2007-2016 by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in this study)
and estimated fish numbers based on that EMW.

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Data for African Bonytongue (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
African Bonytongue (Heterotis niloticus)Nigeria         16,9752,244-3,060482 6 - 8
African Bonytongue (Heterotis niloticus)Mali            9912,244-3,060482 <1
African Bonytongue (Heterotis niloticus)Benin            6712,244-3,060482 <1
African Bonytongue (Heterotis niloticus)Senegal            4472,244-3,060482 <1
Total          19,084 6 - 9
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".