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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 Basking shark (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)Norway              53,000,00096 <1
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)Portugal              23,000,00096 <1
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)France              13,000,00096 <1
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)New Zealand              13,000,00096 <1
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)Spain              13,000,00096 <1
Total              10<1
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".