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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 pilchard (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Japanese pilchard (Sardinops sagax)Japan        167,825120-183259 917 - 1,399
Japanese pilchard (Sardinops sagax)China        145,147120-183259 793 - 1,210
Japanese pilchard (Sardinops sagax)Korea Republic of          1,582120-183259 9 - 13
Japanese pilchard (Sardinops sagax)Russian Federation            723120-183259 4 - 6
Total         315,277 1,723 - 2,627
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".