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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 ling (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Denmark              16,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Estonia              16,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Faroe Islands          1,3626,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)France          2,0496,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Germany              46,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Iceland          3,3176,600-9,000152 <1 - 1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Ireland              <16,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Lithuania              26,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Norway            3696,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Portugal             116,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Russian Federation             236,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)Spain            4476,600-9,000152 <1
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)United Kingdom            2626,600-9,000152 <1
Total           7,847 1
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".