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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 Nile tilapia (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Egypt        108,4442,000281 54
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Thailand         29,5882,000281 15
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Mali         27,8182,000281 14
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Indonesia         23,0342,000281 12
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Kenya         22,0572,000281 11
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Sudan (former)         17,7552,000281 9
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Sudan          9,0002,000281 5
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Rwanda          1,2532,000281 1
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)El Salvador            8532,000281 <1
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Fiji             362,000281 <1
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Burundi             272,000281 <1
Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)Ecuador             152,000281 <1
Total         239,880 120
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".