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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 European plaice (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Netherlands         28,5771,100231 26
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Denmark         20,4641,100231 19
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)United Kingdom         17,3781,100231 16
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Belgium          6,8451,100231 6
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Iceland          6,1811,100231 6
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Russian Federation          6,0381,100231 5
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Germany          4,3141,100231 4
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)France          2,7751,100231 3
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Norway          1,4501,100231 1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Sweden            3741,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Ireland            3431,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Faroe Islands            2351,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Portugal             711,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Poland             711,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Spain              81,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Channel Islands              31,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Finland              31,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Greenland              <11,100231 <1
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)Isle of Man              <11,100231 <1
Total          95,129 86
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".