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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 Oceanic whitetip shark (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Brazil             2735,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)China            17335,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Ecuador              235,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Fiji             4035,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Iran (Islamic Rep. of)             5835,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Maldives              235,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Mozambique              235,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Portugal              135,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Sri Lanka             8635,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Taiwan Province of China             6635,000-70,000452 <1
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)Tanzania United Rep. of              235,000-70,000452 <1
Total             459<1
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".