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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 Nurse shark (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)Dominican Republic            21190,000-150,000431 <1
Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)Mexico             2090,000-150,000431 <1
Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)Mauritania              990,000-150,000431 <1
Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)Saint Vincent/Grenadines              390,000-150,000431 <1
Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)Trinidad and Tobago              390,000-150,000431 <1
Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)Saint Lucia              190,000-150,000431 <1
Total             247<1
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".