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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 South Pacific hake (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
South Pacific hake (Merluccius gayi gayi)Peru         47,278886-2,699324 18 - 53
South Pacific hake (Merluccius gayi gayi)Chile         37,092886-2,699324 14 - 42
South Pacific hake (Merluccius gayi gayi)Ecuador          2,172886-2,699324 1 - 2
Total          86,542 32 - 98
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".