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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 Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Denmark        192,71210306 19,271
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Norway         64,42510306 6,443
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Sweden         18,76210306 1,876
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Germany          6,51910306 652
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)United Kingdom          2,61810306 262
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Poland          1,65410306 165
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Lithuania            80410306 80
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Faroe Islands            75510306 76
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Spain            74310306 74
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Netherlands            21310306 21
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Italy            13010306 13
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)France            12510306 12
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Channel Islands             4210306 4
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Portugal              510306 1
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Canada              410306 <1
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)United States of America              210306 <1
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Isle of Man              110306 <1
Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp)Iceland              <110306 <1
Total         289,515 28,951
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".