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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 moonfish (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Ghana          1,815142-4943 4 - 13
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Liberia            398142-4943 1 - 3
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Congo            348142-4943 1 - 2
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Senegal            303142-4943 1 - 2
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Russian Federation            262142-4943 1 - 2
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Sierra Leone            213142-4943 <1 - 2
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Benin             44142-4943 <1
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Togo             42142-4943 <1
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Ukraine             12142-4943 <1
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Cameroon              6142-4943 <1
African moonfish (Selene dorsalis)Poland              <1142-4943 <1
Total           3,444 7 - 24
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".