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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 Cape hakes (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Cape hakes (Merluccius capensiscommazM.paradox.)Namibia        139,258465-2,030208 69 - 299
Cape hakes (Merluccius capensiscommazM.paradox.)South Africa        130,537465-2,030208 64 - 281
Cape hakes (Merluccius capensiscommazM.paradox.)Spain          6,870465-2,030208 3 - 15
Cape hakes (Merluccius capensiscommazM.paradox.)Poland            275465-2,030208 <1 - 1
Cape hakes (Merluccius capensiscommazM.paradox.)Lithuania             40465-2,030208 <1
Cape hakes (Merluccius capensiscommazM.paradox.)Russian Federation             29465-2,030208 <1
Cape hakes (Merluccius capensiscommazM.paradox.)Portugal              2465-2,030208 <1
Total         277,010 136 - 596
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".