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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 Japanese anchovy (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus)China        790,87520-22257 35,949 - 39,544
Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus)Japan        274,87120-22257 12,494 - 13,744
Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus)Korea Republic of        224,06020-22257 10,185 - 11,203
Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus)Taiwan Province of China            57820-22257 26 - 29
Total       1,290,384 58,654 - 64,519
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".