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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 herring (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Norway        673,694100-60060 1,123 - 6,737
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Iceland        213,678100-60060 356 - 2,137
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Russian Federation        139,496100-60060 232 - 1,395
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Canada        133,494100-60060 222 - 1,335
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Denmark        117,874100-60060 196 - 1,179
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Finland        109,387100-60060 182 - 1,094
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Sweden         84,161100-60060 140 - 842
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)United Kingdom         82,143100-60060 137 - 821
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)United States of America         81,095100-60060 135 - 811
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Netherlands         77,279100-60060 129 - 773
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Faroe Islands         70,482100-60060 117 - 705
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Germany         51,889100-60060 86 - 519
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Poland         28,103100-60060 47 - 281
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Estonia         27,852100-60060 46 - 279
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Ireland         25,114100-60060 42 - 251
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Latvia         22,622100-60060 38 - 226
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)France         21,585100-60060 36 - 216
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Greenland          8,116100-60060 14 - 81
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Lithuania          4,124100-60060 7 - 41
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Spain             51100-60060 <1 - 1
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Belgium             10100-60060 <1
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Isle of Man              1100-60060 <1
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)St. Pierre and Miquelon              <1100-60060 <1
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)Channel Islands              <1100-60060 <1
Total       1,972,252 3,287 - 19,723
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".