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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 Atlantic cod (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Norway        343,806800-4,00055 86 - 430
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Russian Federation        320,250800-4,00055 80 - 400
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Iceland        206,224800-4,00055 52 - 258
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Faroe Islands         31,992800-4,00055 8 - 40
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Greenland         28,312800-4,00055 7 - 35
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)United Kingdom         25,843800-4,00055 6 - 32
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Denmark         24,603800-4,00055 6 - 31
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Canada         16,878800-4,00055 4 - 21
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Germany         16,687800-4,00055 4 - 21
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Poland         15,678800-4,00055 4 - 20
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Spain         14,204800-4,00055 4 - 18
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Sweden         10,903800-4,00055 3 - 14
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)France          9,406800-4,00055 2 - 12
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Portugal          6,769800-4,00055 2 - 8
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)United States of America          5,366800-4,00055 1 - 7
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Latvia          3,762800-4,00055 1 - 5
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Lithuania          2,354800-4,00055 1 - 3
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Netherlands          1,863800-4,00055 <1 - 2
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Ireland          1,496800-4,00055 <1 - 2
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)St. Pierre and Miquelon          1,431800-4,00055 <1 - 2
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Belgium          1,187800-4,00055 <1 - 1
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Estonia            962800-4,00055 <1 - 1
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Finland            772800-4,00055 <1 - 1
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Channel Islands              3800-4,00055 <1
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Japan              2800-4,00055 <1
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)Isle of Man              1800-4,00055 <1
Total       1,090,751 273 - 1,363
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".