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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 Silky shark (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Silky sharkSri Lanka          1,795 Not estimated
Silky sharkCosta Rica          1,239 Not estimated
Silky sharkTaiwan Province of China            831 Not estimated
Silky sharkIran (Islamic Rep. of)            781 Not estimated
Silky sharkVanuatu            354 Not estimated
Silky sharkEcuador            313 Not estimated
Silky sharkFiji            120 Not estimated
Silky sharkSpain             28 Not estimated
Silky sharkPortugal             18 Not estimated
Silky sharkBrazil              5 Not estimated
Silky sharkTanzania United Rep. of              3 Not estimated
Silky sharkTogo              1 Not estimated
Silky sharkGuatemala              1 Not estimated
Silky sharkMozambique              1 Not estimated
Silky sharkUnited States of America              <1 Not estimated
Total           5,490
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".