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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 Anchoveta(=Peruvian anchovy) (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Anchoveta(=Peruvian anchovy) (Engraulis ringens)Peru      4,652,34010-2920 161,877 - 465,234
Anchoveta(=Peruvian anchovy) (Engraulis ringens)Chile        881,50910-2920 30,672 - 88,151
Anchoveta(=Peruvian anchovy) (Engraulis ringens)Ecuador         13,81210-2920 481 - 1,381
Total       5,547,661 193,029 - 554,766
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".