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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 Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Norway        291,253135-340159 857 - 2,157
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Faroe Islands        158,536135-340159 466 - 1,174
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Russian Federation        152,151135-340159 448 - 1,127
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Iceland        136,832135-340159 402 - 1,014
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Netherlands         48,001135-340159 141 - 356
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)United Kingdom         23,085135-340159 68 - 171
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Spain         19,644135-340159 58 - 146
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Denmark         19,273135-340159 57 - 143
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Ireland         16,739135-340159 49 - 124
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Germany         16,060135-340159 47 - 119
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)France         10,366135-340159 30 - 77
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Greenland          4,269135-340159 13 - 32
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Portugal          2,726135-340159 8 - 20
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Lithuania          2,093135-340159 6 - 16
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Turkey          1,202135-340159 4 - 9
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Poland            757135-340159 2 - 6
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Greece            703135-340159 2 - 5
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Italy            631135-340159 2 - 5
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Sweden             91135-340159 <1 - 1
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Croatia             35135-340159 <1
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Lebanon              4135-340159 <1
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Malta              4135-340159 <1
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou)Slovenia              <1135-340159 <1
Total         904,453 2,660 - 6,700
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".