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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 Ling (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
LingNorway         17,286 Not estimated
LingIceland          8,611 Not estimated
LingFaroe Islands          5,864 Not estimated
LingUnited Kingdom          4,422 Not estimated
LingFrance          2,163 Not estimated
LingSpain          1,367 Not estimated
LingIreland            608 Not estimated
LingDenmark            595 Not estimated
LingRussian Federation             92 Not estimated
LingGermany             92 Not estimated
LingBelgium             62 Not estimated
LingSweden             33 Not estimated
LingGreenland             18 Not estimated
LingNetherlands              2 Not estimated
LingChannel Islands              2 Not estimated
LingPoland              1 Not estimated
LingPortugal              <1 Not estimated
Total          41,217
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".