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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 Ocean sunfish (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)Argentina              51,000,000468 <1
Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)France              11,000,000468 <1
Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)Namibia              <11,000,000468 <1
Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)Portugal              <11,000,000468 <1
Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)Taiwan Province of China            3571,000,000468 <1
Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)United States of America             711,000,000468 <1
Total             434<1
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".